The state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft of the annual examinations of the military

The state Duma at plenary session on Wednesday passed a government bill that establishes annual mandatory medical examinations and medical examinations of Russian troops.

According to the explanatory Memorandum, the bill stipulates that "soldiers are obliged to undergo annual medical examinations, medical examinations and chemical-Toxicological studies of the presence in humans of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their metabolites".

It is noted that the bill is designed to reduce the mortality of soldiers, including mortality from diseases of the circulatory system and neoplasms.

Currently, the procedure of preventive medical examination and prophylactic medical examination of certain groups of the adult population approved by the order of Ministry of health of Russia, questions of prophylactic medical examination of military personnel is not reflected.

As changes are made, according to which the medical examination of servicemen of military Prosecutor's office and military investigatory bodies will be conducted in the military medical organizations of the Russian defense Ministry and other Federal Executive authorities with the implementation of reimbursement for it.