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04 January 2019, 08:17

Doctors find it impossible to send the boy wounded in Derbent to Moscow

Moscow doctors are consulting their colleagues who have operated on the three-year-old boy wounded in Derbent. The boy's health condition does not yet allow transporting him to other medical institutions, the Ministry of Public Health of Dagestan has informed.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the three-year-old boy was taken to hospital in Derbent with a gunshot wound after he went with his parents to a New Year's fireworks. A stray bullet fired from a combat firearm hit the boy.

The health condition of the three-year-old boy, who received a gunshot wound to his head during the New Year's fireworks in Derbent, remains grave; he is in the intensive care unit of the Derbent Central City Hospital.

"At the request of experts from the Ministry of Public Health of Dagestan, doctors from the leading federal medical centres of Moscow and Saint Petersburg are in constant contact with their Dagestani colleagues from the first day and are giving consultations on the treatment process. On the day of the receipt to the hospital, the child was operated on," says the message of the Ministry of Public Health of Dagestan posted in the "minzdravrd" group in the Instagram social network.

According to the Ministry, the data of the boy's computer tomography examination were sent to Alexei Potapov, Director of the Burdenko Institute of Neurosurgery, and Sergey Gorelyshev, Russia's Chief Paediatric Neurosurgeon. "During the consultation session of doctors with the participation of the country's leading neurosurgeons, a conclusion was achieved that at the moment the gravity of the boy's condition does not allow transporting him to any other medical institution," the Dagestan Ministry of Public Health has reported.

Law enforcers are searching for the shooter, Ruslan Ibragimgadjiev, the head of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Dagestan, has stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 3, 2019 at 09:48 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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