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Cancer prevention is cheaper than the construction of oncology clinics – the Deputy PM

28 February, 13:41 119
Cancer prevention is cheaper than the construction of oncology clinics – the Deputy PM

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, Mayor’s Offices submit many budget requests for the construction of oncology clinics. He called upon to increase the efficiency of cancer preventive measures.

By the end of May in Kazakhstan, a project of a comprehensive plan on the combat against oncological diseases should be developed, Deputy Prime Minister Yerbolat Dossayev said.

“By the end of May in Kazakhstan, a project of a comprehensive plan on the combat against oncological diseases should be developed, where measures on the provision of high qualitative early diagnostics when treating cancer based on the advanced international experience should be envisaged,” Dossayev said at the expanded meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Healthcare, where the results for 2017 were summarized and the directions for 2018 were discussed, BNews.kz reports.

The Deputy Prime Minister is sure that instead of constructing expensive oncological clinics, the cancer prevention, which, in his opinion, is cheaper, should be taken into account.

“Oncology remains the main task. And the regions with the high level of oncological diseases should pay attention to this issue. We receive many budget requests for the construction of oncology dispensaries, clinics. Experience has shown, that the most important thing is the prevention, which is quite cheaper. More effective measures can be conducted, compared to those we have,” Dossayev said.  

 

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