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Main indicators in the healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan show positive dynamics

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Due to the implementation of the Healthcare Development State Program Densaulyk for 2016-2019, Kazakhstan records positive dynamics of main medical-demographic indicators. This was reported at the Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev by the Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov.

As Y. Birtanov reported, the main healthcare indicators in Kazakhstan have positive dynamics. Thus, life expectancy in the last ten years has increased to 72 years, maternal mortality has decreased 3.5 times in 10 years, morbidity and mortality from malignant neoplasms has also decreased compared to 2015. Mortality from injuries and poisoning has halved in ten years, but currently it is still higher than in OECD countries.

In order to meet OECD healthcare standards, in 2016 Kazakhstan began the implementation of the Healthcare Development State Program Densaulyk for 2016-2019.

In general, the preliminary results of implementing the State Program in 2016 show positive dynamics of main medical-demographic indicators such as: life expectancy, the health index of the population, and the level of people’s satisfaction with the quality of medical care, Y. Birtanov said.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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