The Commissioner for Human Rights in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Natalya Strebkova, stood up for the SVO soldiers who complained about unsanitary conditions in the Chita military hospital. A participant in a special operation from Khanty-Mansiysk, who was seriously wounded, was forced to refuse treatment at a medical facility due to an infestation of rodents. Information about this was posted on the website of the district ombudsman.
“According to the applicant, upon arrival at the military hospital in Chita, the serviceman wrote a report about his refusal to undergo treatment in this hospital, justifying his decision by the fact that the hospital had unsanitary conditions (there are rodents (rats)). <…> The Commissioner contacted the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Elan garrison. The issues of providing medical care, military military training for military personnel and granting sick leave were resolved,” according to the website of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Ombudsman.
The case was transferred to the military prosecutor’s office of the Chita garrison. The prosecutor’s investigation showed that there were indeed rats in the hospital. The head of the hospital was presented with a proposal to eliminate sanitary and epidemiological violations.