Inspection commission finds no evidence of hunger fainting cases in schools of Kuzbass
Earlier, the Kemerovo Region ombudsman for children’s rights told about malnourished children.
A special commission of representatives of the authorities, deputies and social activists inspected the schools of Kuzbass and found no evidence of reports about children fainting due to malnutrition. The commission members talked with teachers and students’ parents, studied the school canteens and medical books, Interfax reports.
“As part of the inspection, the facts of hunger fainting were not confirmed. There were no such complaints from school employees or parents,” Yury Skvortsov, a member of the regional headquarters of the All-Russia People’s Front for the Kemerovo Region, said.
According to the activist, from 85% to 90% of students receive hot meals; the others bring food from home.
Earlier, the region’s children's ombudsman Dmitry Kislitsyn said that he had repeatedly received complaints about starving students from low-income families. The ombudsman refused to name the sources of this information, referring to confidentiality purposes. The regional branch of the Front expressed its readiness to listen to such complaints in order to solve specific problems, and not allegations.