Roszdravnadzor began to look for opponents of vaccination and transfer their data to the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor’s Office
Roszdravnadzor instructed its territorial bodies to send data on people who disseminate false information about vaccination against coronavirus to the investigating authorities and the prosecutor’s office. The press service of the department reported this to Interfax .
Opponents of vaccination, including among doctors, will be searched for by monitoring regional media and social networks.
In the press service of Roszdravnadzor, the agency could not name the number of applications already submitted, specifying that it would become known after analyzing the data received from the regions.
Izvestia learned from responses to its request to the territorial bodies of the service that since November 1, regional divisions have collected materials on 37 opponents of vaccination. 18 applications were filed in Karelia, eight in the Rostov region, five in the Volgograd region, two in the Smolensk region, one each in St. Petersburg, the Leningrad and Tomsk regions, and also in Yakutia.
In early November, Medvestnik reported about the initiative of Roszdravnadzor with reference to the corresponding letter from the department. According to the newspaper, the territorial bodies were instructed to inform the prosecutor’s office and the Investigative Committee about the participants in the campaign against vaccination, whose actions fall under Articles 207.1 and 207.2 of the Criminal Code of Russia.