Undeterred, she decided to show the scale of the pandemic by videotaping the disturbing scene.
“Our official statistics kill seven people in Samara (from the coronavirus),” she said in the images, according to the outlet. “Here we see well over seven.”
Kagarlitskaya claimed that morgue workers later confessed that there were more than 50 bodies of coronavirus victims during his visit, the outlet reported.
“He fell ill at work, while on duty,” she said of her father, adding that the military doctor had been forced to wait two days for an ambulance to transport him to the hospital. hospital where he worked for 23 years.
He died more than two weeks after being hooked up to a ventilator, said Kagarlitskaya, who complained that authorities are trying to deny that the deaths of healthcare workers were due to the virus in an attempt to avoid paying compensation .
She claimed that the morgue officers told her that the health workers’ death certificates had also been forged.
“A mortuary employee told me that I cannot expect reliable and independent research (into the cause of death) as they focus on a call from above, on a conversation with the ministry, along with Moscow, said Kagarlitskaya.
“All this is done so as not to pay compensation to the families of medical workers who died in the line of duty,” she added.
The former beauty queen’s cover-up allegations are echoed by Alexey Raksha, 42, a former population forecaster with Russia’s Federal Statistical Service, who recently resigned after accusing officials of manipulating COVID-19 data.
Russia announced a daily death toll of 352 on Sunday, but Raksha believes the actual daily toll is between 2,400 and 2,800 – and accused authorities of “twisting” the statistics to show “things are better here. than anywhere else ”.