Minister of Health Vladimir Hotineanu, the Liberal Democratic Party of Moldova, heard in the Parliament on the initiative of PCRM. In this regard, PCRM has made the following statement:
Our faction wanted to learn firsthand about the real situation with the spread of pandemic influenza in the country, as well as the measures the Department of Health to monitor the situation. Our concern was due, firstly, an emergency situation with the spread of pandemic influenza in the immediate neighbors of Moldova - Romania and Ukraine, where there are already hundreds of thousands of cases and dozens of deaths, and secondly, the silence of our authorities on the situation and the measures undertaken .
In contrast to the neighbors, where the Government is taking extraordinary measures to combat the epidemic, the Government took Filatov is still very indifferent stance on the issue of protecting our people from a dangerous flu. Moreover, we were not offered additional measures to prevent and combat the spread of influenza, but also those measures that were implemented under the Government Z. Grechana were not provided with the new authorities, or just simply canceled.
We have learned with indignation that on 7 October, when the epidemic is gathering force, the Ministry Hotineanu ordered to withdraw from the border crossing points of the doctors, who had previously controlled the situation directly at border crossings, if necessary, isolating people suspected in the new flu. In our view, this measure is introduced in due course the Government Grechana was quite effective, but its removal is absolutely unfounded.
And immediately after the abolition of the liberal-democratic authorities of the controls in Moldova was the first recorded fatality from someone who came from abroad. Yesterday, the Ministry recognized Hotineanu second fatality in Drochia, and again a man who had just arrived from abroad. The obvious result of the withdrawal of physicians with border crossings. Moreover, the minister from the parliamentary rostrum, said that the second deceased died almost immediately after arrival. However, according to our information from the relatives of the deceased was aware that the deceased was on Friday asked the doctor, but apparently did not receive the necessary assistance, was hospitalized and died on Tuesday. This is an obvious case of inaction is the ministry, and the result of the lack of a plan of action and action themselves to fight a dangerous pandemic influenza.
The Minister spoke from the rostrum of the Parliament of the existence of a certain plan of action, but the plan itself has not been seen. The website of the Ministry is impossible to find complete information on this topic.
In fact, Minister Hotineanu yesterday in Parliament to account for the plan and the actions that have been developed and implemented by the government Grechanyi. A new minister of their own actions and the new Government reduced, apparently, to two meetings that were convened only after the Party of Communists drew public attention to the inaction of the Government, as well as to try to convince the public that nothing dangerous happens, and in the dissemination of influenza almost blame the media, are not sufficiently inform the public about preventive measures. Once again, from the rostrum of the Parliament, the representative of the liberal-democratic majority wrongly accused in the public TV "Moldova 1".
Minister Hotineanu also argues that the country has achieved the necessary quantity of drugs and preventive means. However, every citizen who goes on these days in pharmacies can verify that the Minister or may not control the situation, or simply introduce people astray.
PCRM faction is not satisfied with the information that was provided by Ministry of Health. We believe the current health minister is absolutely insufficient and inadequate current threatening situation.
We believe that in this emergency situation and the particular responsibility of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova Vladimir Filat, not only as a party leader, Hotineanu offered the post of minister, but also as head of the executive branch does not ensure efficiency of the authorities in this situation.
Given the failure of the Government on this issue, as well as the deteriorating situation in the region of the Party of Communists of unsolved suggests that the authorities take the following measures:
1. Consider the introduction of quarantine to pre-primary, secondary and higher education for 2-3 weeks, to bring the entire health system, as well as educational institutions in the state of readiness to confront the spread of the epidemic.
2. Not later than 2 days, the Government should develop and provide the public with a detailed action plan to combat the epidemic in the near future, as well as a detailed report on the state of preparedness of health facilities, provide the country with medicines and prophylactics.
3. Ministry of Health to return the medical staff at state border crossings, as well as ensure effective implementation and other activities developed by the Government Grechanyi. We believe that the liberal-democratic government should not for political reasons, drawn through all the useful and effective measures, which were developed by the Government of the Communists. It is about the health and lives of our citizens.
PCRM faction once again calls on the liberal-democratic government, the Ministry of Health, the authority in general, to draw attention to the current epidemiological situation in Moldova and the region to prevent a situation out of control, take all necessary measures to protect the public from dangerous epidemic.