Eugene Brunetto: Alexander Natruskin / RIA Novosti
The chief psychiatrist of the Ministry of health Yevgeny Bryun suggested to prevent the workers of experts who will identify drinking Russians at work. He stated, describing the increased mortality of the working age population in Russia. His words “Interfax” on Tuesday, may 26.
“We [specialists-narcologists] don’t really want to see in the workplace, and we must enter in groups, to identify those abusers and offer treatment or rehabilitation activities. (…) The trade unions practically do not address this problem,” said Bruhn, noting that alcohol consumption in Russia per capita is on average about 11 litres per year at a rate of 2 liters.
Told the psychiatrist that during a pandemic, and is implemented to prevent the spread of infection in Russia has increased sales of antidepressants. “I think alcohol is also a concern. We don’t see these people, they don’t ask for help, but we can reasonably assume that the amount of alcohol consumed in savisaari, growing, and no wonder growing mortality,” concluded Brune.
Previously, he said that in Russia the death rate of the working age population in the first three months of 2020 has already exceeded the similar indicator for the whole period, 2019. Brune also noted that in Moscow recorded a significant increase in mortality in April. In 2020 this month died of 11.8 thousand people, and in 2019 — 10 thousand. Increased mortality he associated with the abuse of alcohol and emerging on the background of this disease.
May 13, Minister of health Michael Murashko said that in the regime of self-isolation during a pandemic coronavirus Russians were more likely to die from alcohol. In his opinion, the restriction of the sale of alcoholic beverages would pave “the way to reduce mortality and morbidity” and gradually move away from a culture of alcohol dependence.
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