More than 80 people develop cancer in Kazakhstan daily 26 июня 2012, 17:07
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More than 80 people develop cancer in Kazakhstan daily, Tengrinews.kz reports, citing Murat Tuleuov, Science and Human Resources Department director under Kazakhstan Ministry of Health as saying at Oncology: Contemporary Aspects and Priority Directions International Academic and Research Conference.
“More than 30 thousand people develop different types of cancer in Kazakhstan annually. This makes more than 80 people a day. This is a huge number. More than 140 thousand oncology patients are registered at the National Cancer Registry at present,” Murat Tuleuov, Science and Human Resources Department director under Kazakhstan Ministry of Health said.
According to Tuleuov, the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics data shows that oncology diseases is among the main causes of the world population mortality at present.
According to the Science and Human Resources Department director, there is some progress in Kazakhstan healthcare. “Maternal and infant mortality rates have decreased, the death rate from cardiovascular diseases has lowered 1.7 times, and the population's life expectancy has increased to 69 years,” Tuleuov said.
Earlier it became known that Kazakhstan Ministry of Health is planning to establish five high tech regional radiation oncology centers in Almaty, Semey, Karaganda, Aktobe and Astana.