Radiology mourns two COVID-19 deaths in Russia

By AuntMinnieEurope.com staff writers

May 19, 2020 -- Two Russian radiologists have died from complications due to COVID-19, according to reports posted by the regional and national media at the end of last week.

Dr. Victor Parafilo of St. Petersburg died on 15 May at the age of 72. He had taken over reading all diagnostic tests of patients with suspected COVID-19, according to a KXAN36 report.

Parafilo graduated from the Maxim Gorky Donetsk Medical Institute and the S.M. Kirov Military Medical Academy. He served 22 years in his country's armed forces, retiring with the rank of colonel. For 25 years, he served as head of the radiotherapy department at the City Clinical Hospital No. 31.

"We have lost not only a [fine] professional, but also a very dedicated [doctor]," said Dr. Anatoly Ryvkin, head of Hospital No. 31, in the KXAN36 report.

Also, Novosibirsk radiologist Dr. Nelya Nikolaevna Shcheglova died of COVID-19 complications at the age of 69, according to a Global News report.

Her medical career spanned 44 years. She died in Hospital No. 11, which had been repurposed for patients with COVID-19, Global News stated.


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