A study on the consequences of the NATO bombardment of Serbia in 1999 has officially started, Serbian media reported.
An agreement between the four ministries: health, environmental protection, defence, and education and science, was signed and 15 million RSD have been allocated.
The study should prove whether the increase in percentage of patients suffering from malignant and autoimmune diseases is a direct consequence of the bombardment of Serbia in which depleted uranium ammunition was used.
„We will not presume anything, but we want to have facts, for our own sake and for the sake of future generations, so that tomorrow this would not happen to anyone, “ Minister of Health, Zlatibor Loncar told Serbian media.
Four departments have also been formed: Interdepartmental Coordination, Advisory Committee, Steering Committee headed by the Minister of Environmental Protection and National Laboratory – in this case, one laboratory will be used for entire Serbia, in particular for Kosovo and Metohija.