At today's meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the bill, which introduces penalties for non-compliance with legal requirements and other obligations in the social service sphere. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal on Telegram.
“The document should prevent situations when social service institutions do not fulfill their role and pose a threat to people. For example, a fire in a home for the elderly in Kharkiv,” the prime minister said.
The Prime Minister stressed that to date no mechanism has been defined for control and liability for violations of legislation in the field of social services.
“We propose to introduce fines, the amount of which will vary depending on violations of ten to two thousand non-taxable minimum incomes (from $427 to $86 thousand),” he added.
As it was reported earlier, rescuers put out a fire in Kharkiv nursing home that killed 15 people. Law enforcers detained four people possibly involved in the deadly fire at a nursery home that are suspected of the violation of fire safety rules, which led to the deaths.