It is necessary to soften the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor for the work of children's camps - to remove the restriction on the number of children in groups and detachments to 50% and allow children from other regions to be taken on vacation, says Svetlana Bessarab, head of the working group in the State Duma to support the health resort industry and children's health resorts. This was reported by her press service.
The deputy received appeals from children's health improvement organizations in a number of regions regarding the plans of Rospotrebnadzor to extend strict restrictions on the operation of children's camps for the whole of 2021. As the "Parlamentskaya Gazeta" wrote, children's health resorts can be filled no more than 50%, and tent camps are generally prohibited from working. In addition, children cannot be sent to camps in other regions.
“The decree is proposed to be extended until 2022 without any changes. Rospotrebnadzor does not consider easing requirements in connection with the planned vaccination of the population, does not take into account the experience of children's organizations in sports and patriotic gatherings, organizing "green corridors" to send children to gathering places and other good practices. In fact, the work of the majority of children's camps will be stopped for another year, which in the current situation means forever,”Bessarab emphasized.
The parliamentarian proposes to amend the current resolution. In particular, to remove the restriction on the number of children in groups and units up to 50% of the design capacity - this requirement does not apply to other educational and medical institutions. Also, according to Bessarab, it is necessary to be allowed to take on vacation children from other regions, provided they are delivered by "green corridors"; exclude the requirements for accommodation of all camp employees for the period of the shift, since this measure is not applied in other children's organizations of round-the-clock stay.
Svetlana Bessarab sent a request to Rospotrebnadzor, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Federal Tourism Agency to support the introduction of these changes into the resolution.
“We expect the next steps to eliminate excess norms. After all, children left unattended in the summer, as shown by the statistics of the disrupted summer season of 2020, suffer more from uncontrolled stay on the street than in children's health camps,”the deputy said.
According to her, a simple extension of strict restrictions on the work of children's camps, even in a pandemic, is unacceptable, such a decision must be balanced and thoughtful.
Earlier, Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote that Natalya Kostenko, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Control and Regulations, will send a number of proposals to support the industry to Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova in connection with the situation with children's camps. In her opinion, it is necessary to allocate subsidies to the regions so that they send more money to improve the health of children on benefits and ensure the occupancy of camps in their territories. In addition, children's sanatoriums and health camps should be granted preferential loans at a subsidized rate, and children's health organizations should be allowed not to return advances on public procurements.