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19 Apr 2019

Lukashenko welcomes successes of Belarus’ medicine

Lukashenko welcomes successes of Belarus’ medicine

MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) – Belarusians doctors can handle the most sophisticated surgeries, including those that are considered the pinnacle of surgery – organ transplants, President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during his Annual State of the Nation Address on 19 April, BelTA has learned.

“Three hundred people got a new heart. Six hundred lives were saved due to kidney transplants. Actually, kidney transplant surgeries are performed routinely in Belarus now. It is hard to believe, but over 30 women gave birth to little Belarusians after undergoing such surgeries,” the head of state said.

“Last month our surgeons worked a miracle, so to say – they operated a prematurely-born baby six days after the birth,” the president noted. A baby weighing slightly more than a kilo received a heart surgery. “Nothing like that has ever been done anywhere in the world before, because to be eligible for such a surgery, a baby should weigh at least 2.5-3 kilos,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

The head of state cited another example: not so long ago a woman who had been in coma for two months after an accident gave birth to a healthy baby. The doctors saved both the mother and the baby. “Such cases make history. It is noteworthy that most complicated surgeries are performed not only in Minsk, but also in oblast capitals that also have well-equipped specialized medical centers.


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