The Ministry of the Family denied a fake news that would circulate on social networks and explained that it does not request data about the health of children and the family, nor did it distribute the “Family Questionnaire” in schools, which does not belong to the institution. The reaction comes in the conditions where information is circulating in the online environment according to which the institution sends questionnaires to educational units to find out the state of health of the children, with the aim of separating them from their families later on, based on medical criteria.
“The Ministry of Family did not request information about children’s health from schools! The Ministry of Family did not distribute questionnaires about family health in schools! The Ministry of the Family supports all children in Romania and does not want them to be separated from their families! “The family questionnaire” does not belong to the Ministry of the Family”, says a Friday post on the institution’s Facebook page.
According to the cited source, messages are circulating on social networks by which parents are warned that the Ministry of the Family is requesting data about the health of children and their families.
“Furthermore, a form is presented that apparently belongs to the National Institute of Public Health, and the manipulative messages scare parents that by filling out the form, children can be separated from their families,” the source said.
The Ministry of the Family strongly rejects “any such statement which is only part of the propaganda against the only law in Romania by which children are kept in the family”.
The reaction of the institution headed by Gabriela Firea comes in the context where messages are being distributed on social networks that attempt to “falsely induce panic among parents”.
Thus, a questionnaire from the INSP is presented as belonging to the Ministry of the Family, related to the National Child Observatory and the Law on the Prevention of Child Separation from the Family.
“The people who distribute the messages induce the idea that, through these questionnaires, the Ministry of the Family wants to find out the health status of the children in order to then separate them from their families on medical grounds,” the Ministry of the Family also says.
Editor : I.C
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