A letter of the Deputy Head of the Regional Health Department to the Revolutionary Council of South Ossetia

Sat, 14/03/2020 - 11:36

On the need to strengthen the nutrition of patients and the weakened part of the population of the region, on the transfer of available food supplies to the health reserve. July 14, 1921

Due to general malnutrition, due to the food crisis, the mass of the population is suffering from scurvy, acute anemia, infectious gastrointestinal diseases, and tuberculosis.

In all these cases, dietary and enhanced nutrition is necessary, and therefore the health department finds it necessary in the near future to open a special canteen for dietary nutrition, where weak patients and those in need of enhanced nutrition will receive food.

To organize such a canteen, it is necessary to create a special food fund at the regional public health department, to give rations to people in need of enhanced nutrition, as determined by a commission consisting of doctors, trade union representatives and the labor department. Based on the foregoing, the health department asks to transfer the available reserves of sugar, tea, coffee, rice and cheese to its disposal.

Deputy Regional Health Department (signature)

(Restoration and development of the national economy of South Ossetia. 1921-1929: Collection of documents and materials. V I. Stalinir: State Publishing House of South Ossetia, 1960, p. 369).

From the book by Ruslan Bzarov "The Ossetian genocide: 1920"