Negligence in the work of the commander's staff and health care workers caused outbreaks of mass colds, which were recorded last winter in the military. This was reported by "Interfax" Alexander Nikitin - major-General of justice, which is the head of the Department of supervision of the Chief military Prosecutor's office.
The inspection found that the defects of the command when receiving recruits and their placement has resulted in a high incidence of military personnel on call. The spread of respiratory infections occurred, in particular, due to crowding soldiers and non-compliance in the barracks temperature.
The epidemic of pneumonia swept the Russian military units in the winter of 2010-2011. In addition Mordovia outbreaks of infection among soldiers were recorded in Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk and Lipetsk oblasts, and the Republic of Mordovia. Causes of mass diseases of military personnel in the city Yurga, Kemerovo region military Prosecutor called improper maintenance of safe conditions of service and preservation of the health of the soldiers in conditions of severe frosts.
Nikitin called other reasons contributing to mass disease of the military, and it is pointed out that the medical was conducted improperly, as well as medication in military units and medical facilities were insufficient. Moreover, in his opinion, the incidence of soldiers linked to the lack of military medical personnel, and in some cases their careless attitude to their work.
According to the statement by the representative of the military Prosecutor's office became aware that Saransk commander of the military unit hid the actual presence of colds among people in part 36 of recruits in December 2010. As a consequence, this has led to the development of pneumonia in three recruits. However, to their superiors, the commander reported no patients with pneumonia until January 19 last year, which prevented the implementation of necessary preventive measures in a timely manner.
Nikitin was added, in six parts CVO (Central military district) and in several other military fleets and districts identified similar disorders. The verification of the Prosecutor's office several dozen officials were brought to disciplinary responsibility. On the facts of the erupted mass diseases among military personnel were prosecuted.