That “Open Russia” Mikhail Khodorkovsky requires the authorities to deal with the deficit of the combined vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus in Russia, said the organization’s lawyer Sergei adamsin.
The treatment of the representatives of the “Open Russia” has sent Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Prosecutor General Yury Chaika, Director of the Federal security service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov, Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova and Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Gudkov.
According to Badamshina, to require the Prime Minister, the Minister of health and heads of law enforcement bodies solve a shortage of vaccines for children in “Open Russia” decided after publication .
Adamsin himself faced with the problem of vaccine shortages. “In December 2015 — January 2016, in the time of onset, time to regular preventive vaccination of my daughter, our family had to deal with the lack of vaccine “Pentaxim” and the lack of vaccine “Infanrix Hexa”, which is similar to the “Pentaxim”, manufactured by GSK. In the result of a long search managed to get the vaccine “Pentaxim” in St. Petersburg, in a private clinic,” writes in the petition adamsin.
Representatives of the companies Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, who produce “Pentaxim and Infanrix Hexa”, said that in recent years their vaccines passed obligatory certification in FSI “Scientific center of medical products” (scemp), which is subordinate to the Ministry of health.
But in November of 2015 Federal service for accreditation (Rosakkreditatsia) after an unscheduled inspection unexpectedly suspended the license of the institution. It is because of this brought to Russia a batch of vaccine has not been certified, said pharmaceutical companies; problems with certification confirmed in the Ministry of health and the FBI.
However, as noted in the appeal of the “Open Russia”, many parents and children’s medical institutions complain about the lack of vaccines not only in Moscow but in many Russian regions, and it increases the level of tension and public discontent. According to Rosstata for January 2015 in Russia there are 9262000 children aged up to four years — it is the number of “small citizens endangered”, the statement says.
Due to the complex and confusing bureaucratic procedures, either intentionally or by the negligence of officials of a number of government departments and agencies at the Federal level threaten the health of young children under the age of one year, the statement says. “And in fact, a threat to the future health of the nation, and therefore national security of the country”, — concludes adamsin.
He asks to inspect the arguments “referred to in the investigating Agency and to take action on the perpetrators of the current threat to national safety, to take emergency measures to eliminate the threat to the life and health of young citizens of Russia”.
The human rights coordinator of the project “Open Russia” Maria Baronova said that “as parents we cannot ignore the problem of shortage of drugs”.According to her, anyone who dealt with Russian grafting DTP, knows that it is better to use imported vaccine.
“We understand that this is a systemic problem. Many Western companies began to withdraw from the market due to the drop of the ruble, — says Baronova. — This applies to many vital medicines. So, there is a replacement for antiretroviral therapy for HIV carriers in the domestic counterparts from Rostec. Not all receiving antiretroviral therapy believe that they will act also.”
Dmitry Gudkov said that he plans to send Deputy inquiries to the state bodies with the request to solve the problem of shortage of vaccines for children.
The Prosecutor General’s office previously had questions to Khodorkovsky. In December 2015, the Supervisory authority sent to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation checks the information on public calls the founder of the “Open Russia” for extremist activity. In the state office of public Prosecutor consider that Khodorkovsky during an online-conference “called publicly for a change of government in the Russian Federation through the revolution”.