Rospotrebnadzor received an appeal with a request not to close veterinary clinics in residential buildings. The letter, signed by Boris Titov, authorized by the President of Russia for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs, is at the disposal of Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
The document says that a draft resolution is currently in the analytical center under the Government of the Russian Federation, which approves new sanitary rules. In particular, a ban is introduced on the placement of veterinary clinics and offices in residential buildings, as well as any other institutions providing veterinary services, with the exception of veterinary pharmacies.
In this regard, Titov turned to the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, with a request to amend the sanitary rules, allowing the provision of veterinary services in residential buildings, provided that animals are not kept in the institution. The current SanPiN allows such a neighborhood.
The Business Ombudsman explained that upon the adoption of the draft in the current version, thousands of specialists in Russia engaged in animal-free veterinary services will need to move to new premises for these activities. According to Titov, small business is now suffering losses, so the introduction of a ban on the work of branch offices in residential buildings is inappropriate.