Commanders were obliged to monitor the dropout of patients recruits

Sergei Shoigu

To exclude the recruitment of citizens “with poor health or neuropsychiatric disorders” demanded on a conference call from his subordinates, the head of the defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu. On Friday, October 6, reports TASS.

“I ask the commanders of military districts and the Northern fleet to organize control over the conduct of professional psychological selection and medical examination of conscripts”, — said the Minister.

Shoigu also recalled the need to ensure the availability of all items to collect, transport, and placement of personnel in military units. “Pay special attention to safety measures and prevention of diseases”, — said the head of the defense Ministry.

Autumn conscription has started in the country on 1 October. For military service it is planned to allocate 134 thousand people, which is 18 thousand less than in 2016. “This suggests that the army is more and more completed by contract,” concluded Shoigu.

In October 2016, it was reported that the defense Ministry has tightened the requirements for the mental health of recruits. “Among other things, will be assessed deviant behavior beyond the accepted limits. In the military Commissariat sent to the appropriate methods, — told reporters the head of the appeal and preparation of citizens to military service the main organizational-mobilization Directorate of the General staff Alexey Knyazev.