The doctors and nurses are being celebrated on social media for their brave act. A group of Russian doctors and nurses stayed behind in the hospital to complete an open heart surgery even after that hospital in Blagoveshchensk caught fire. A video of the incident is now going viral on social media, with many people praising the hospital staff for risking their own lives to save the patient.
The wooden roofed building in the far eastern city of Blagoveshchensk caught fire and 60 patients were evacuated as it filled with smoke. However, a team of eight doctors performing the operation on the ground floor carried on. “We had to save this person and we did everything,” Valentin Filatov, head of the cardio surgery unit, said in an interview with state television. Local authorities promised to award the doctors who continued with the operation and the firefighters who extinguished the blaze.