A resident of Latvia, Diana Skaburskaya-Zakroya, addressed to the mayor of the country's capital Riga, Nils Ušakovs. The woman complained that a neurologist at the Children's Hospital refused to speak to her disabled daughter in Russian.
The woman said that the doctor called her daughter a D-student and suggested she should go to Russia.
According to the woman, her daughter told the doctor in the beginning of the medical examination that it would be more comfortable for her to speak in Russian. After the request, the doctor of the children's hospital literally bombarded the girl with inappropriate remarks. When the girl could not understand one of the doctor's questions, he asked her whether she knew how to use Google Translate. "This is where you will find the answer," he told the little girl.
"He reminded the child of the country, in which she lives, and what state language the country has. Then he just told the girl to go to Russia," the girl's mother wrote on her Facebook page. According to the woman, the girl left the doctor's office crying.
The mayor of Riga said that it was an outrageous and totally unacceptable incident.
"The incident with the doctor, who refused to speak with the child in Russian, is acceptable. It is a pity that such incidents are possible in the state-run hospital for children. Yet, I would like to point out that such incidents are an exception," Nils Ušakovs wrote.
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