Maternal and infantile death-rates reduce in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan, Astana, October 5 / Trend K. Konyrova /
The index of maternal death-rate reduced from 20.8 to 18.7 percent in Kazakhstan in 2008 as a result of 8 months compared to the same period of 2008, minister of health Zhaksylyk Doskaliev said at a governmental meeting in Astana's Majlis on October 5.
'The index of infantile death-rate reduced from 33.6 to 33 percent," minister said.
He said that unfavorable regions on maternal death-rate as a result of 8 months are Akmola, Atyrau, East-Kazakh, Zhambyl, Kyzylorda, Mangystau Pavlodar, North-Kazakh regions. But East-Kazakh, Kyzylorda, Mangystau and South-Kazakh regions are unfavorable ones on infantile death-rate.
"As to combat with pulmonary diseases, cases of tuberculosis have been rather reduced as a result of 8-9 months of 2009," Doskaliev said.
He said that number of tuberculosis patients reduced from 126.4 to 110.7 (reduced by 100,000 people) and death-rate - from 16.9 to 12.4 percent (reduced by 100,000 people).