Skvortsova was awarded for saving the passengers of the plane

Veronika Skvortsova

The Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova became the laureate of the award “Shield and rose — 2017”, according to the website of the Ministry of health.

Skvortsov received the award “for their high civic and professional responsibility when assisting one of the passengers of flight Moscow — new York in the fall of last year,” explains the Agency.

September 20 during his working trip Minister in new York for the UN General Assembly one of the passengers, flying from Skvortsova one flight, felt unwell. The Minister has had the woman needed emergency care.

The aircraft made in St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport emergency landing, after which the passenger was safely transferred to the ambulance.

In November 2013, she interrupted a report on the meeting of the government Presidium, to assist the unconscious FSO. In August of the same year the Minister had to help the passenger of the plane when she flew from Moscow to Khabarovsk, two months earlier, the official of the presidential administration, who became ill before the meeting of the state Council Presidium in Novo-Ogaryovo.

Skvortsova, who served as health Minister since may 21, 2012 — a doctor by training, specialized in elimination of consequences of stroke.