The head of the Russian Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, does not consider it necessary to introduce additional responsibility for doctors who oppose vaccination against coronavirus. This was announced on November 10 by Assistant Minister Alexei Kuznetsov.
So he commented on the media information that the head of the department allegedly proposed to introduce criminal punishment for medical “anti-Axis”.
According to Kuznetsov, the minister stressed during a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection that such behavior of some medical workers endangers the life and health of citizens.
“At the same time, to the proposal of the deputies on the need to amend legislation, including the Criminal Code, the minister unequivocally replied that such changes are not required, since the relevant provisions and measures of responsibility are already provided for by the laws in force,” he said in an interview with TASS…
Earlier that day, Murashko said that there are measures in Russia to combat anti-vaccination movements. As the head of the department pointed out, the behavior of the anti-axer doctors is extremely incorrect.
Earlier, on November 4, Roszdravnadzor asked the territorial bodies of the department to identify citizens who are actively involved in the anti-vaccination campaign and spread false information about the dangers of vaccination against COVID-19.
On October 19, a senior researcher at the Institute of Clinical Immunology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Alexander Chepurnov, in an interview with Izvestia, pointed out that there is simply no alternative to vaccination in the fight against the pandemic.
On October 14, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus amid a pandemic irresponsible. He stressed that it is necessary to significantly intensify the work to explain the need for vaccination.
Russian legislation provides for liability for the dissemination of deliberately false information about circumstances that pose a threat to the life and safety of citizens (Article 207.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Citizens are vaccinated free of charge and voluntarily. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites stopcoronavirus.rf and access to all.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeVeTogether. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.
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