In Russia, the requirements for the health of conscripts have been raised. Vitaly Cherkashin, Deputy Head of the Main Center for Military Medical Expertise of the Ministry of Defense, reports about this. RIA News…
In turn, Izvestia writethat we are talking about conscripts at risk of sudden death from cardiovascular diseases, as well as in relation to citizens after suffering from tuberculosis.
Lawyer Yuri Kulagin clarifies that so far there have been no relevant changes in the legislation. Probably, we are talking about internal recommendations for employees of military registration and enlistment offices to more thoroughly identify sick recruits. “18-year-old guys who may never play sports, end up in the army, where they have to run 10 kilometers – this is where all the disorders and diseases are revealed,” he explained.
On October 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on military conscription. In the autumn, 127.5 thousand people aged 18 to 27 will go to the Armed Forces. The draft commissions will begin work on October 1 in all regions, with the exception of municipalities.
In 2020, the autumn conscription for military service affected 128 thousand people. It took place from October 1 to December 31.
In August, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian Armed Forces had completed vaccination against coronavirus. He specified that a total of 1 million 400 thousand people were vaccinated among the military. Re-vaccinations have already been given to 34 thousand military personnel, revaccination against COVID-19 in the army continues. Also, according to him, there is a separate program for the vaccination of conscripts.