The Polish press has reported that the attendants of one of the hospitals in the city of Lodz were killing very sick patients in order to sell their bodies afterwards. It was said that the patients were killed with lethal doses of medicine, which caused suffocation. This happened after the victims agreed to use the services of certain funeral companies.
Both the hospital personnel and the doctors of the emergency room had a deal with the funeral companies, from which they received money for each “client,” – reportedly over 300 dollars for each corpse. It is amazing, but the former chief of the ambulance service of the city acknowledged that he knew about the practice. The new chief of the service says that if such a practice really exists, it will be completely rooted out.
The city prosecutor started an investigation. If the police find that a deal between the hospital and the funeral companies existed, then it will be the biggest medical scandal in the history of Poland.
Irina Malenko PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/01/25/36034.html