ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 27, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : George Strait) USSR 's health-care system examined in detail; scenes shown. [Patient Boris TIVANOV - (thru translator) praises outcome of eye surgery.] Soviet doctors' approach to breaking news to terminally ill cancer patients such as Nikolai Popovich described. [All Union Cancer Center deputy director Dr. Nikolai TRAPEZNIKOV - defs. lying to patients.] [Ludmilla KUZNETSOVA - explains Soviet citizens' satisfaction with system.] Recent corruption case among health-care officials mentioned. Soviet administration's concern over relationship between national health-care system and national security noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Upcoming items announced.
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