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In Sevastopol, medics now must call police if they see press

31.08.2015, 16:16

The Department of health care of Sevastopol city issued a decree by which it banned the employees of medical facilities to give comments to press. The decree was approved on August 13, QHA informs, referring to “Iskra” media outlet.

According to this decree, directors of medical institutions are obliged, when mass media representatives appear, to inform local Russian police and the director of the Department of Health Care.

The decree was approved due to the growing number of cases where unidentified individuals with cameras get into medical care facilities and threaten the medics, the authorities explain.

At that, an increasing problem in the facilities is lack of specialists, huge lines of patients, rudeness of administrators who register patients, and other problems. The authorities decided to fight people who try to document the violations and pressure the personnel to comply with treatments standards, instead of the actual causes of such behavior, "Iskra" remarks.

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