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Medicines in Israel will be provided with instructions in Russian

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In Israel, medicines will be supplied with instructions in Russian without fail. An agreement on this was reached at a meeting between a member of the Knesset (country's parliament) Ksenia Svetlova and Deputy Minister of Health of the Jewish state Yaakov Litzman.


"The Ministry of Health supported my initiative to translate all instructions for taking medications into Russian," the parliamentarian said on her Facebook page. "We agreed to promote my proposal to translate instructions for taking medications into Russian in the coming months." Svetlova put forward a bill requiring translation of the instructions two weeks ago, after which she was invited to the Ministry of Health for a working meeting to discuss her idea in detail. According to the parliamentarian, the bill she proposed became the basis for the reform, the implementation of which will take 5-6 months.

As Svetlova noted, many Russian-speaking citizens of the Jewish state have difficulty reading instructions and warnings for the use of medicines in Hebrew. "The Deputy Minister [of Health] during our meeting undertook that at the first stage the instructions would be translated into Russian, and all these translations would be available on the website of the Ministry of Health," Svetlova said. She indicated that she would strive to ensure that "those who do not use the Internet due to old age and any other reason could get printouts of the translation at the pharmacy."

According to the press service of the Zionist Camp parliamentary bloc ", from which Svetlova ran, the Israeli Ministry of Health will conduct a special explanatory campaign, during which drug buyers will be provided with information on which sites they can find a recommendation in Russian. "At the next stage, it will be possible to receive instructions in Russian from pharmacists," the department added.

"It is very important that people have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with instructions for using drugs and possible side effects," Svetlova emphasized. "It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this reform for people who do not speak Hebrew." The parliamentarian promised to "continue to work in order to improve the lives of Russian-speaking Israelis."

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