Bastrykin instructed to create a group to investigate the «criminal» errors of doctors

© Photo : Investigative Committee of the Russian federalassembly the Investigative Committee of RussiaBastrykin instructed to create a group to investigate the «criminal» errors of doctors© Photo : Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

Chairman of the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia Alexander Bastrykin instructed subordinates to create a special group that will provide practical assistance in the investigation of criminal cases related to medical errors, has informed journalists the official representative of Department Svetlana Petrenko.

She said that on Friday in the UK, chaired by Bastrykin held an operational meeting on the development of the departmental forensic center.

«His subordinates, the Chairman of investigatory Committee of Russia instructed to create a joint group which will focus on the provision of practical assistance and investigation of criminal cases of iatrogenic (iatrogenic — unintentionally provoked by the health professional the health of the patient – ed.) crimes. It is also tasked to organize on their own – departments of forensic investigations is a complex of examinations, including medical records,» said Petrenko.

In addition, the staff forensic center commissioned to work on improving existing and developing new methods of investigating certain types of crimes, the tactics of certain investigative actions.

According to Petrenko, Bastrykin has instructed to select highly qualified staff for scientific research Institute of criminalistics, which is part of the center. «They have to develop more sophisticated and even advanced forensic techniques,» said Petrenko. They also highlighted the need to equip the forensic units of advanced technology, allowing to perform complex tasks when solving crimes.

According to the UK, in 2017 criminologists of Central office SK of Russia made more than 500 visits to provide practical assistance to the regions studied about 1,5 thousand criminal cases on allegations of disappearances of citizens, the discovery of bodies without external signs of violent death, sexual offences, including against children. With participation of criminalists spent more than one thousand various investigative actions. Revealed about 6 thousand crimes of last years. Experts UK Russia holds more than 30 thousand examinations.