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04 April 2013 / 12:50

UzA, Bahor Khidirova, 4 April 2013, 17:59

According to the World Health Organization, hypertension (high pressure) has become one of the pressing problems in the world. That is why, this year on the eve of the 7th April – World Health Day, many countries conduct events dedicated to the need to control blood pressure and reduction of cardiovascular diseases.

In this connection, the Health Ministry of Uzbekistan and the representation of the World Health Organization in Uzbekistan held a press conference in Tashkent on the effective prevention of heart attack and stroke.

It was attended by scientists, doctors, representatives of the state, public and international organizations, as well as journalists.

Health Minister of Uzbekistan A.Alimov noted that effective medical care system formed in our country corresponding to the international standards, including in the field of cardiology, promotes to the strengthening of health of the people.

Presidential resolution "On measures to further deepening the reformation of the public health system" dated from 28 November 2011 serves as an important factor to improve the scope and quality of the relevant work.

All the necessary conditions for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of cardiovascular diseases have been created at the Republican Specialized Center of Cardiology, regional cardiologic dispensary, cardiology offices of district and city clinics.

Special health preventive programs are being implemented consistently in this direction by the rural health centers and family clinics.

Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On limitation of the distribution and use of alcohol and tobacco products " adopted on 5 October 2011 is important in the prevention of the negative factors leading to the emergence of diseases of the heart and vascular system.

As noted at the press conference, in conjunction with the World Health Day in our country declared a week of prevention of arterial hypertension. During the week, which will be held from 7 till 14 April, each patient who applies to medical services will be provided with diagnostic and consulting assistance. Conversations dedicated to the health promotion among the population will be organized.

At the press conference, reporters received detailed answers to their questions.