Moldova: probe into doctor using 'household' drill

AP News
Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:47 AM

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Officials at a hospital in Moldova are investigating a surgeon's claim that he had to use a handyman's drill to perform an operation because proper equipment was unavailable.

Grigore Rusanovschi, a doctor at the Valentin Ignatenco Hospital in Chisinau, says he posted a video online Monday showing him using the drill. He accused management of failing to respond to his requests to buy equipment.

Hospital director Nicolae Starciuc said, however, that drills he purchased were not being used.

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Health Minister Andrei Usatii told The Associated Press Wednesday that investigators had found three proper drills at the hospital, but had not found the drill that Rusanovschi says he used.