Drug manufacturers ask for full reservation from partial mobilization

Drug manufacturers ask for full reservation from partial mobilization
Drug manufacturers ask for full reservation from partial mobilization
30 September, 11:14SocietyPhoto: Медиахолдинг1Mi
Russian companies involved in the production of medical equipment and medicines have asked the government to grant them a deferment from mobilization for all their employees.

According to pharmaceutical companies, 100% booking for medical production employees is necessary because attracting new specialists requires a long training. Meanwhile, the country's pharmaceutical market is already experiencing an acute shortage of personnel.

As Kommersant notes, letters on a complete deferral of conscription for all their employees to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin were sent by the association of pharmaceutical manufacturers of the EAEU, Infarma, and international pharmaceutical manufacturers (AMEDA). They were joined by the Unions of International Manufacturers of Medical Devices (IMEDA), Health Industry Products (AITH) and the Union of Professional Pharmaceutical Organizations.

The authors of the appeals pointed out to the government the importance of the uninterrupted production of medicines and medical equipment in the country during the period of sanctions.

“The specifics of production in companies is such that they will not be able to find employees to replace those mobilized,” Forbes notes. Manufacturers emphasize that the training of pharmaceutical industry specialists takes a long time. Already today they cannot find suitable workers to replace those already mobilized. Between the companies began a "race to outbid" the remaining qualified personnel. Company executives note that, despite the "partial" nature of the officially announced mobilization, there will be no one to work at a number of medical factories. First of all, small pharmacy chains and drug manufacturers were under the threat of closure.

Due to the shortage of personnel in the medical industry provoked by the mobilization, the growth in the production of domestic medicines, which has emerged after the coronavirus pandemic, may stop.

Earlier, representatives of the banking sector, transport workers, representatives of the fitness industry, representatives of the coal and radio-electronic industries addressed the government with letters demanding to withdraw their employees from the blow of mobilization. And video game developers, not hoping for a positive response from the authorities, began to successfully relocate their employees abroad on private charter flights.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on partial mobilization on September 21. The Ministry of Defense announced plans to draft 300,000 Russians into the troops. Information about intentions to send 1.2 million Russians to the front was denied in the Kremlin, but the content of the classified 7th paragraph of the presidential decree on mobilization has not yet been disclosed. Experts believe that it contains the real figure of the scale of the call.

Initially, the decree noted that the right to deferment from being sent to the front line was granted only to workers in the defense industry. Subsequently, several more industries were selectively added to them, however, when compiling reservation lists in the banking sector, it turned out that no more than 30% of employees subject to conscription could be booked.

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