The Ministry of Health forbade the management and employees of subordinate medical institutions to speak out about the coronavirus without approval. This is reported by "Meduza" with reference to the letter at its disposal, the authenticity of which was confirmed by the source of the portal.
The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation informs the heads of institutions subordinated to the Ministry of Health and the main freelance specialists of the Ministry of Health that any comments and public information on the topic of a new coronavirus infection should be agreed in writing or orally with the press service of the Ministry of Health by e-mail or by phone, " - quotes the letter "Medusa".
The decision was made to improve the efficiency of informing Russians about measures to combat COVID-19, the publication emphasizes. The portal added that the letter refers to an overloaded agenda around the coronavirus, "including little useful facts, assumptions and forecasts of experts in related specialties."
The information was commented on by the Minister of Health of the Kaliningrad Region, Alexander Kravchenko. The head of the regional department made a statement during a briefing on Wednesday, October 28.
In general, with the doctors, we want to make publications so that people can speak in an understandable language what is happening. There are many questions and people do not understand why they are taken from one hospital and transferred to another, although they seem to be fine in that one. And when you start explaining why this is being done, on the contrary, we want to make a series of reports from the lips of medical workers, "said Kravchenko.