Doctors turn away Russian speakers

  • 2009-11-02
  • TBT Staff
TALLINN - Russian newswire RIA Novosti has reported on another case of Russian-speaking patients being refused service in Estonia.

The news agency said a doctor refused to treat a patient, named only as Dmitry, who did not speak Estonian.

This marks the second high-profile case of a doctor refusing to treat a patient that did not speak the national language. Earlier this year a doctor was fired for throwing a Russian-speaking patient's passport in the trash bin.