Number of complaints against organization of children’s rest in Russia ups fourfold
MOSCOW, October 7 (RAPSI) – The number of complaints against organization of minors’ rest and recreation submitted to the Russian children’s rights commissioner increased four times in 2019 as compared to 2018, representatives of Anna Kuznetsova told journalists on Monday.
In total, the ombudsman’s office received 744 applications concerning minors’ recreation in 2019. Most complaints (57%) are related to the default in providing a resort voucher, Yulia Nazarova, an official of the child rights commissioner’s office, said during the Russia-wide meeting on the monitoring results of the summer health promotion campaign held in Moscow.
According to Nazarova, 2,203 rest and recreation organizations were checked as part of the monitoring. The check revealed that most frequently violations have sanitation-and-epidemiological nature. Ombudsmen filed 237 motions resulted in 144 remedial action orders, disciplinary sanctions against 114 people and administrative penalties against 75 individuals, she noted.
Earlier, in late September, the lower house of Russian parliament, the State Duma, adopted a bill on to improve regulation of organizing children’s recreation and health. The draft law envisages creating a special register of organizations specializing in children’s rest and recreation. Amendments are proposed to the Law on fundamental guarantees of children’s rights in Russia.