Will the Cancer Recede?
For medicinal provision of oncological institutions, $ 5.5 million has been allocated. Mirzagolib Tillashaikhov, Director of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Oncology and Radiology, has told about this and other measur
At present, oncological clinics in all regions of the country have been transformed into branches of the Republican Cancer Center. The existing buildings were reconstructed or overhauled. In the Syrdarya, Jizzakh, Navoi regions, new buildings of the branches were built.
The Center for Cancer Prevention has been established to conduct screening surveys, form a unified information base for cancer patients, maintain medical statistics, and improve the work on the prevention of cancer.
- According to available data, 30% of cases of cancer are detected as a result of preventive work, - said the director of the center M. Tillashaikhov. - At the present time, a vertical system of oncological service has been created, in rural medical units and family clinics by general practitioners, patients with suspected oncological diseases are sent to regional branches. The number of patients who come to the capital for examination and treatment has reduced. Last year, 6,700 patients were examined. On the ground, 218 surgical operations were performed.
In the current year, on the basis of the President’s decree, $ 5.5 million was allocated for drug provision of oncological institutions. Two linear accelerators were purchased for radiotherapy. In addition, 11 gamma-therapeutic and 7 brachytherapy facilities will be installed in the country. Oncological institutions of the country will be equipped with the most modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.