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Public health service will guarantee quality of life and longevity of Kazakhstanis

by April 25, 2017 Legal

With the development of the public health service, focus from treating diseases will be shifted to their prevention and management. This opinion was shared by the Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov at the press conference following the Government meeting.

The Minister noted that today it is necessary to develop effective measures for nurturing daily habits among every citizen, which will become a guarantee of quality of life and longevity. According to him, the society should spend more money on these measures. Then less money will be spent on treating diseases.

Today, unfortunately, we spend more and more money on treating acute chronic diseases and on fighting critical conditions. We spend 80% of money on operations, when the illness is already in its advanced stage. And we should work and take care of it all together, � Y. Birtanov said.

The minister also specified that this service will replace two previously existing services: the sanitary epidemiological service and the Committee for Quality Control of Medical Services.

By combining these services, we created the Public Health Protection Committee. It has a central authority at the level of the Ministry of Healthcare. In each region and each district we will have territorial units � Public Health Protection Committees, � the Minister of Healthcare explained.

First of all, the new service will introduce technologies that are aimed at improving health. The main focus will be on combating the spread of infectious and non-communicable diseases. Ultimately, the Ministry of Healthcare sets the goal to achieve the following indicators: reducing the overall morbidity and morbidity in key chronic diseases, increasing the overall life expectancy.

For reference:

Public health is the science and practice of preventing diseases, prolonging life and promoting health through organized actions undertaken by society.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan