War veteran Vasile Tumuruc, who is a person with second-degree disabilities, said that he became the victim of cases of malpractice. Health workers, instead of treating him, worsened further his health problems. For seven years, he has been trying to obtain justice, but all in vain. He is on the razor’s edge and sought help from the Speaker of Parliament, the Premier and the Minister of Justice, asking them to intervene.
In a news conference at IPN, Vasile Tumuruc related that in 2014 he was admitted to the Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Health for undergoing leg surgery. After the operation was performed and he was discharged, one of the wounds started to bother him. He went to another doctor and this found a pad that was forgotten by the surgeon. The experts who were to assess the case said the doctor wasn’t to blame. He went to court and in two years won the case. The hospital where he was operated was obliged to pay him damages and court costs.
The veteran noted the lawsuit involved the institution, not the doctor whom he considers to blame for the made error. All the requests to hold the surgeon accountable didn’t produce results.
In 2018, being admitted to the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, he had an unpleasant experience. As a result of surgery that he considers was unsuccessful, his hearing was damaged. “Complaints were filed again to the responsible ministry, law enforcement agencies, but ineffectively,” stated Vasile Tumuruc.
“I don’t know what to do. Shall I take an ax, a hoe or pitchfork and go to seek justice? I consider there are businessmen in the Prosecutor’s Office, while the doctors are killers – at least the two doctors who ruined my health. Dear administration of the Republic of Moldova, maybe they were instructed to destroy us, to reduce the population this way?” asked the veteran.
Vasile Tumuruc called on the senior authorities to intervene and take the required measures, including in relation to those who make medical errors and those who hush these up.