27/09 10:40

Kyrgyz and Kazakh Health Ministers discuss providing medical care to migrants

Bishkek, September 27 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz Minister of Health Talantbek Batyraliev met on Monday in Almaty, Kazakhstan with head of the Global Fund Nikolas Kantau and Minister of Social Development and Health of Kazkhstan Tamara Duysenova.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan, during the meeting the sides discussed the issues of providing medical care to migrants.

Nicolas Kantau raised the issues of optimizing the provision of medical care to migrants and monitoring it, as tuberculosis migrates together with them. And therefore, only joint efforts can be effective in this category of patients.

Minister Duysenova noted that an increase of TB registration has been registered in Astana, mainly among migrants.

In his turn, Batyraliev stressed the need in single database with tuberculosis to improve the quality of medical services, unfortunately many try to hide their disease, which complicates the treatment.

Also, the Kyrgyz Health Minister discussed with his counterpart health care problems in border areas, migrants in Kazakhstan. At that Duysenova said, in Kazakhstan all migrants with official permission to work, have access to health services like all other Kazakh citizens.

In conclusion, Minister Batyraliev noted that the CIS countries as a whole have common problems of tuberculosis: outdated buildings of TB facilities; training of personnel under the old system; drug provision too costly, especially in Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Armenia.

In this regard, he suggested to include in future in the draft and the tuberculosis programs the investment components and ensuring TB patients with drugs from plant - supplier through a Global Fund.



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