The message reads, in part:
“The National Medical Chamber is rightfully regarded as one of the largest and most influential public organisations in this country. It brings together heads of specialised ministries and agencies, scientists and practicing doctors from many Russian regions. These people have good knowledge of topical problems facing the national healthcare system, and they help resolve these problems in their everyday work. Your priority tasks include the elaboration of departmental standards and their implementation, regulation of ethical aspects in medicine, protection of the interests of medical personnel and efforts to improve the professional training system.
I would like to specially note the National Medical Chamber’s substantial contribution to the COVID-19 response effort. We are proud of the finetuned system of public health agencies, the selfless work of doctors, nurses and orderlies. And, of course, we are proud of the fact that Russia has developed the world’s first vaccine with proven anti-COVID efficiency. Today, the matter of actively raising public awareness of the need for vaccination is coming to the fore. I am confident that you will focus on this highly important subject in cooperation with volunteer organisations.”