Authorized the Presidential Council for Children's RightsPavel Astakhovsummed up the summer recreation campaign — 2011. During the three summer months in the summer camps, there were 13 fatal PE. In 10 cases, the children were drowned by an oversight adults — in the Republic of Tyva, Krasnodar Krai, Kemerovo, Chelyabinsk, Sverdlovsk and Amur regions. And was also the case of suicide: in the Sverdlovsk region, in a children's camp "Red Hill" hanged a 16-year-old. They find out the cause.
But the main scourge of the summer in mass poisoning of children. Their total was 15, and the total number of victims — 600 children. This is a real anti-record — Statistics Rospotrebnadzor last year from poisoning and infectious diseases affected 186 children, the year before — 157.
Most mass poisoning occurred in the children's camp "Sail" Novgorod region (affected 73 children), in the sanatorium "Pine Grove" Stavropol (93 poisoning), in the camp, "The Seagull" Tver region (84 victims). And in Sevastopol private camp "Success", works without any documentation at all children slept on the floor and drank water from the well with industrial water.
In the camps very often violate health legislation — substandard food and water, do not comply with hygiene standards when preparing food, violate the terms of storage products. Experts conducted tests on the scene — it turned out that the source of infection was often catering department staff. Workers found staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, rotavirus. For particularly egregious cases of mass poisoning prosecuted.
How to stay safe in summer camps? We need to take them under strict control, said Astakhov — introduce mandatory certification of such institutions and allowed to work only certified experts.