Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has visited today a temporary shelter deployed at the Yubileinaya hotel in Izhevsk to meet residents of the collapsed house. The Minister set a task that the documents lost to the incident should be restored quickly and free of charge.
Officials of the Russian Ministry of the Interior and registry office are working at the hotel now to restore the documents and issue certificates.
“The residents of the house are going to come to you. Restore their documents quickly – passports, birth and marriage certificates – and free of charge,” the Minister said and added that officials of the traffic police should also be involved to restore driving licenses.
The survivors are now staying in hotel rooms and have meals three times a day. Medical workers and psychologists are working at the hotel.
Mr. Puchkov also set a task to set up comprehensive medical teams that would provide necessary aid.
“You can stay here as long as you need,” the Minister said to the residents of the house staying at the hotel.
There are 3 temporary shelters for evacuees (14 people are staying at the Yubileinaya hotel, 4 of them are senior citizens). The shelters provide food, children’s care rooms and social services. Medical and psychological aid is provided to all of the evacuees, with special care being taken of children, bed-ridden patients and elderly citizens. An emergency line has been set up (received 88 calls over the past 24 hours).
Doctors of the A.M. Nikiforov All-Russian Emergency and Radiation Medicine Center of Saint Petersburg are giving medical advice via videoconference communication. The population are being informed about the operation and current situation.