Against the background of multidirectional information from government agencies and departments in working with coronavirus, against the background of already lost local battles by individual institutions, the question arises of a center for combating this problem. Is there such a center?
This is not a formal approach: we will assemble an interagency commission, make decisions, etc., but a real solution to the problem.
Information on measures taken by scattered organizations is opposed by a constant increase in the number of cases. That is, our departments act predictably: all decisions in fact, no work ahead of schedule.
Moreover, it turns out, for example, such an extremely strange fact that doctors are not registered, they need to do this in the near future. This is surprising, since all doctors and qualified medical personnel are military-liable, they must be registered with military commissariats. That is, should it be understood that no one keeps records of military servicemen as expected? But the current legislation imposes this obligation on personnel departments of legal entities (companies), and (I say from personal experience) the employees of the military registration and enlistment offices require a clear report on all those liable for military service. However, as you know, the most important principle of bureaucratic management in the Russian Federation is known: we are looking under the lamp, and not where we lost it.
Therefore, the more transparent the organization, the more it is tested, and vice versa.
This formal principle is the cornerstone of the current management system, rooted in all departments, with a rare, very rare exception.
But against the backdrop of a real or imaginary threat of coronavirus, the question arises: who can help people except General Frost? His strength is powerless against the backdrop of the onset of spring. In addition, they say that the virus dies at positive temperatures.
It seems that in such a situation, only one department can cope with this problem, cope most effectively.
The Ministry of the Interior is extremely truncated in its functions, the civilian Ministry of Health does not have the appropriate authority, and the Ministry of Emergencies has the proper weight.
Of course, both in fact and in specialization, this is only a matter for the Ministry of Defense.
Objectively, we do not know whether this is real war or not, but it is a kind of prototype of the invasion (“Mars attacks”). And who, if not the representatives of the Ministry of Defense, should be at the head of the defense, whom, whom, if not his representatives, should head all emergency headquarters? Not for particular officials, who for the most part (when they are not “doing their own business”), with rare exceptions, work on transferring pieces of paper and writing reports on transferring pieces of paper ... Military people who can act in appropriate situations should deal with the virus. At least it seems to me that they know how to act. And at the same time and practice. This is the first.
Secondly, in the structure of the Armed Forces there are troops of radiation, chemical and biological defense, created specifically for this. Who, if not them, should solve this problem?
Thirdly, no one but the military will be able to provide real quarantine of the necessary places.
Yes, they can object to me: they say that for this purpose there are ex-explosives - the Russian Guard.
But this department, due to its structural specificity, does not have “natural” goals. In reality, this state structure, although it has become formally bureaucratically independent, but in its main activity it still fully interacts with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in fact being an auxiliary structure. It is necessary to use its potential, but all the forces of the Russian Guard in the situation with the virus should be subordinate to the army leadership.
One-man management is the cornerstone in solving this problem.
As well as all transport hubs with their departments and their leadership should be subordinate to military commandants.
The Ministry of Health in the field of combating the pandemic should also be subordinate to the military command, and in places of special threats, all other structures, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs (except for national security structures), must also strictly comply with military decisions.
In order to avoid the violation of the rights of citizens under quarantine conditions, which often occurs in delicate situations, it is imperative that second representatives of the prosecutor's office be seconded to units performing tasks to eliminate foci and threats. They must be in the headquarters.
Any complaints from citizens should be recorded, and decisions must be reached within the powers of the representatives of the Armed Forces in quarantine areas (without going beyond the law and without violating rights and freedoms).
In the end, all this is done for the benefit of the citizens of the country.
The army of the Russian Federation today is the only clear structure that has (with many problems) a management and decision system. A structure in which not only is there a formal (on paper) system, but there is a real system that can deal with a pandemic. The charter of the guard service - he is also a charter in Africa.
And this situation gives the military department the opportunity to practice working out the fight against real threats and gain unique experience. This is not a command post exercise!
I will say more: if the Armed Forces are created on the basis of the Armed Forces, and not interagency commissions and committees, the headquarters for combating the pandemic can be headed by the Supreme Commander, which, obviously, will give him an additional impetus.
Of course, the described scenario is purely hypothetical, but I believe that in the present conditions, a quick and clear result can be achieved only if this difficult work is entrusted to the Moscow Region.