St Petersburg University lecturers receive national awards for combating the coronavirus

29.06.2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree on 21 June – the Medical Worker Day. The new state decoration – the Order of Pirogov – is awarded to employees of Russian medical and scientific institutions for their great contribution to the fight against COVID-19, and their dedication and professionalism displayed in the performance of professional duty. The state award is named after Professor Nikolai Pirogov, a Russian surgeon and the founder of field surgery.

The Order of Pirogov have been awarded to:

Liliia Uon was awarded posthumously. She was a lecturer at St Petersburg University, and Head of the Pulmonology Department at St Petersburg State Budgetary Healthcare Institution ‘St Martyr Elizabeth City Hospital’. For almost 40 years, she had worked as a doctor. Liliia Uon was also awarded posthumously the distinction ‘For Valour in Rescuing’ – for the courage and dedication displayed in the performance of professional duty to save lives and preserve the health of people in St Petersburg during the period of counteracting the spread of the new coronavirus infection in high risk conditions. Colleagues will remember Liliia Uon as a dedicated and responsible expert who, over the years, managed to bring tens of thousands of patients with serious illnesses back to life.

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