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Russian Federation : In the Far East, prosecutors take measures to ensure the social rights of citizens.

The Office of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District summarized the results of supervisory activities to protect the rights of citizens when replacing social benefits with cash payments and providing free medicines in 2017.

The analysis showed that the majority of appeals on issues of non-enforcement or improper enforcement of legislation in this area in the past year came to the prosecutor's office of Khabarovsk (62) and Kamchatka (55) krais, Magadan region (35). In total, over 180 complaints were received, more than half of them were satisfied.

Thus, in the Amur Region, when considering one of the appeals by the Tynda City Prosecutor's Office in the city's drugstores, the lack of medicines included in the list of the minimum assortment was established. Measures to acquire them were taken by the heads of institutions only after prosecutor's representations.

According to the protest of the prosecutor of the Kamchatka Krai in accordance with the current legislation, the Administrative Regulations for the provision by the regional Ministry of Social Development and Labor of a state service for the appointment of a monthly cash payment and an increased monthly cash payment to provide full-fledged nutrition to pregnant women, nursing mothers, children under three years. In violation of the law, the normative legal act illegally imposed on citizens the obligation to provide information (documents) about the place of residence (place of stay) in the case of their absence from the bodies participating in interdepartmental information interaction.

Practically in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation, violations of the rights of privileged categories of citizens were detected while providing medicines. For each revealed fact of the violation by the prosecutor's office of the district, measures of the prosecutor's response were taken.

So, after the presentation of the prosecutor of the Jewish Autonomous Region, introduced to the regional governor, 16 million rubles were additionally allocated from the regional budget for preferential medicines, and procurement procedures were carried out. This contributed to the implementation of numerous preferential recipes that were on deferred maintenance beyond the statutory period.

Based on the results of the consideration by the governor of Primorsky Krai of the proposal submitted by the regional prosecutor on the elimination of violations in the organization of drug provision for the population, including those suffering from orphan, oncological diseases, diabetes mellitus, the amount of funding for the amount of about 200 million rubles was increased.

In total, while carrying out supervision of observance of the rights of citizens in this sphere, from the beginning of 2017 prosecutors in the district made 89 submissions, according to the results of their consideration, 38 persons were brought to disciplinary responsibility. More than 200 applications in defense of the rights of citizens are brought to court. At the initiative of prosecutors, 4 perpetrators were brought to administrative responsibility.

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Date:Mar 1, 2018
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