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The water quality in the municipal institutions of education and health is a priority of the local public administration Chisinau' s authorities13.01.2020 01:22 408 Views
The topic was discussed during a working meeting convened by the capital administration attended by the National Agency for Food and Safety representatives (NAFS), the branch Municipal Department and the General Department for Education, Youth and Sport.
The officials analyzed the possibility of evaluating the quality of drinking water in the educational and medical institutions.
In this context, the deputy mayor, Mrs. Angela Cutasevici, asked the competent authorities to strengthen their efforts to ensure this process.
"A first step would be to evaluate the quality of water, in schools, kindergartens, rest camps and hospitals, afterwards we will elaborate an action plan to eliminate the detected deviations", said the Deputy Mayor.
For his part, Mr. Sergiu Sîrghi, head of NAFS, informed that during the last year, in the drinking water samples taken from the food blocks of 8 kindergartens and schools, the results of the laboratory investigations showed discrepancy of the microbiological indices in 2 suburban institutions.
At the same time, Mr. Roman Vengher, the head of the Municipal Food Safety Department, specified that in 2019, 19 unexpected controls were carried out at the educational institutions in the capital, based on petitions and the notifications by others authorities. According to the legal provisions, the quality of water and foodstuffs in educational institutions are evaluated twice per year.
It is worth mentioning that the working group decided to plan at Chisinau municipality an annual self-monitoring program on the quality of water and foodstuffs.