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7 Oct 2015

Lukashenko: Belarus invested a lot in healthcare in 2011-2015

Lukashenko: Belarus invested a lot in healthcare in 2011-2015

MINSK, 7 October (BelTA) – A lot of funds were invested in Belarus’ healthcare in 2011-2015, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with the participants of the scientific conference “New technologies in medicine” hosted by the N.N. Aleksandrov National Oncology and Medical Radiology Center on 7 October, BelTA has learned.

The head of state said that the investments should bring profit. He reminded that the government has taken concrete measures to raise the efficiency of healthcare facilities, namely midwife stations, rural health clinics and national research centers. Modern surgical and intensive care units have been opened in hospitals, all conditions have been provided for the operation of national research centers.

Alexander Lukashenko also said that he is planning to look into the operation of healthcare institutions to check the quality of medical aid. This pertains to national centers, many rural health clinics and midwife stations.

The Belarusian President spoke about the achievements of Belarusian doctors, including in the reduction of maternal and child mortality, at the session of the UN General Assembly in September. Belarusian healthcare workers are leaders in many fields. In a manner of speaking, healthcare has a political component because foreign businessmen see the achievements of Belarus, invest money and set up ventures here.

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