The Ministry of health is concerned about the lack of security certificate from baby boxes

Минздрав обеспокоен отсутствием сертификата безопасности у бэби-боксов

Baby boxes, where mothers can anonymously leave a newborn babies, not certified in Russia, their safety has not been confirmed, said the Deputy Director of the Department of the Ministry of health for medical aid to children and obstetric service of Oleg Filippov.

“The baby boxes is not certified equipment. He confirmed the safety, sorry, we do not have a security certificate” — said Filippov at a round table in the state Duma.

To obtain a security certificate, need to manufacturer has introduced equipment for production of the document. “To date there are no precedents,” — said the Deputy head of the Department.

Now in Russia there is a discussion on ban the baby boxes. This bill by Senator Elena Mizulina supported by the government. The Russian health Ministry is also in favour of the bill, believing that the risks in the case of baby-boxes outweigh the positive aspects. At the same time, according to a survey by the public opinion Foundation, more than half of Russians, members of the public and doctors oppose ban on baby boxes.

Russia’s first “baby box” was installed in 2011 in Sochi. As reported on the website of the Ministry of health of the Kuban, a month after its installation due to this equipment it has saved life of a newborn girl. Since 2012 in health facilities and religious organizations established a place for the anonymous abandonment of the child in Krasnodar, Perm, Kamchatka, Stavropol, Vladimir, Kaliningrad, Kursk, Leningrad, Moscow, Pskov and Sverdlovsk regions.