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Armenia recorded success in struggle against tuberculosis

YEREVAN, MARCH 16, ARMENPRESS. 1125 new cases of tuberculosis have been recorded in Armenia last year, 60 people died. "Armenpress' reports that during the 2-day course on the topic "Let's Stop Tuberculosis" held in Tsaghkadzor for the purpose of awareness raising of mass media representatives on March 16, Armen Hayrapetyan – the head of the "National Office of the Struggle against Tuberculosis" SNCO of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Armenia – mentioned that tuberculosis is a curable disease. He also noted that its effective treatment requires applying to the doctor in time. "In the last 11 years we had a peak in 2005. With the adoption of a national program in 2006, there were 37 cases of tuberculosis out of 100 thousand citizens due to the measures taken according to the data of 2012. The death index has also decreased," Hayrapetyan said. The number of children with tuberculosis reaches 25 in the republic. The main goal of the "National Program of the Struggle against Tuberculosis" adopted by the Government of the Republic of Armenia in 2006 is to decrease the tuberculosis burden in Armenia and ensure cheap costs of the diagnosis and high-quality treatment services of that disease, as well as providing the population with free medical services.

The head of the governmental non-profit organization "National Office of the Struggle against Tuberculosis" claimed that Armenia has also had a significant success in the sphere of medicine planning and management during recent years.  Among other things the expert noted: "There is no shortage of medicine in our country."

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