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23 July 2021, 11:49

Dagestan: vaccination campaign methods give rise to criticism of authorities

The compulsory vaccination introduced in Dagestan for workers in some spheres will have a bad effect on the vaccination campaign as a whole, says Ziyautdin Uvaisov, the head of the human rights organization "Patient's Monitor". "This initiative is discrediting the very vaccination procedure," he told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

It will also reduce the level of trust among residents in the vaccination campaign. It will be compulsory; and in some cases, employers will force people to get vaccinated under a threat of dismissal, Mr Uvaisov has noted. "This is what some employers are doing now, and it's illegal," he explained. According to his version, by introducing the compulsory vaccination, the regional authorities are trying to achieve positive assessments from federal ones.

The mandatory vaccination of some workers is to the detriment of Dagestani authorities, but they are forced to speed up the vaccination in order to reduce the coronavirus and off-hospital pneumonia morbidity in the republic, Eduard Urazaev, a political analyst, believes.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 23, 2021 at 03:50 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Ilyas Kapiev; Source: CK correspondent

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