Today, December 21, the staff of Project Administration Group of the “Maternal and Child Health Integrated Care” MCHIC Project under the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MOHSPP) of the Republic of Tajikistan with high sense of dignity have watched the Message of the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon to the Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan.
In his annual message, the leader of the nation Emomali Rahmon noted that the development of health care and protection of public health, which is one of the most important sectors, will continue to be a priority of social policy of the state and the Government of Tajikistan.
As it was mentioned, during 30 years of state independence in order to improve the health of the country’s population and effective social protection of the population modern methods of diagnosis and treatment have been introduced, the intellectual potential of the sector and infrastructure of medical and social protection institutions has been strengthened.
“In 1990, there were 2,860 medical facilities in Tajikistan with 52,800 employees.
At present, there are 4,700 medical facilities in the country with 78,800 employees.
During the thirty years of independence, 187,000 doctors and paramedics have been trained in the health sector.
Hundreds of new medical facilities have been built and provided with modern medical equipment, ambulances and other medical supplies due to the increase in funding for the health sector.
Only in the last three years, that is in 2019-2021, in the framework of the plan of improvement and construction works on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence from all sources of funding 1858 health facilities have been built.
At present, the level and quality of diagnosis and treatment of patients has significantly improved compared to previous years, and the number of citizens going abroad for diagnosis and treatment has decreased significantly.
At present time, the country’s medical facilities are provided with 84% of doctors and 96% of paramedics. Over the next five years, 13,770 people will graduate from higher education institutions specializing in medicine and 47,880 people will graduate from secondary professional medical education.
Therefore, the relevant structures and bodies are obliged to eliminate the existing shortage of medical staff within two years.
Today in many countries of the world there is a new wave of COVID-19 still going on causing infectious diseases and deaths.
To date, 60% of the population has been vaccinated and it is necessary to further expand the vaccination process, as the only effective way to prevent this disease is vaccination,”- said in his message the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.