CSO of the Week: Patient Monitor (Dagestan)

Week-ending 22 May 2020

Dagestan doctors speak out over ‘tragically high’ death toll

Doctors and activists in Dagestan have described the death toll in the Russian region as “tragically high”, after officials said more than 600 people had died from pneumonia since April – far more than the official Covid-19 death toll for the region of 36. “In some towns, five to seven people were dying a day … some have seen 20 or 40 people die,” said Ziyatdin Uvaisov, the head of Patient Monitor, a Dagestani NGO that advocates for the rights of patients and medics and has canvassed for information about coronavirus deaths. The Guardian, 21 May 2020

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