News of the horrific death quickly spread. And headlines about a woman being “embalmed alive” soon aired on international news sites.
The minister of health, family and social well-being in Ulyanovsk, Rashid Abdullov, expressed “sincere condolences” to Fedyaeva’s family.
Abdullov said the mix-up at the hospital happened because the medical staff “did not read the name on the vial,” according to RT.
“We will provide all the necessary assistance to the family. All the guilty officials have already been held accountable, the investigating authorities continue to work,” Abdullov tweeted Thursday.
The head physician at the hospital where Fedyaeva received the fatal dose has been fired, according to local news reports.