Indicator of incidence of tuberculosis in the Nikolaev area - one of the highest in Ukraine. Ministry of Health will oblige citizens to pass inspection on tuberculosis?

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Ministry of Health can oblige citizens to pass obligatory inspection on tuberculosis. The Minister of Health Vasily Knyazevich reported about it at a briefing.

"It is pleasant that we managed to stabilize a situation with incidence of tuberculosis in 2008... This indicator decreased by 2,5% in comparison with last year. We learned and we treat tuberculosis", - V. Knyazevich told.

V. Knyazevich also noted that there is a category of people at whom it is necessary to reveal beforehand tuberculosis therefore it is necessary to conduct examination without fail. "I don't think that soon it will be possible to adopt the relevant law, but it would be ideal. I think that it will be over time that everyone annually or two times a year passed inspection, namely - the corresponding inspection at the doctor and fluorography", - V. Knyazevich added.

According to him, Ukraine continues to show high rates of incidence of active tuberculosis. The highest indicators are registered in the Kherson, Nikolaev and Lugansk areas where the indicator of incidence exceeds an average value across Ukraine by 1,6-1,3 times.


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