Medical workers severely FINED for smoking at work

Employees of the Medical System in Moldova have been penalized for smoking at work, which is illegal.

After the Parliament had passed a harsh anti-smoking law in May, many institutions developed their own rules of applying it and appointed responsible people to supervise its being observed.

Thus, an employee of a Chisinau hospital has been fined 7,000 lei ($350,) while another from the southern townof Taraclia – 5,000 lei ($250.)

Following checkups, violations have been uncovered in 68 medical institutions from the country.

The Health Ministry issued a decision, later last week, which endorses evaluating the application of the anti-smoking law in the medical institutions.

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