Azerbaijan, Ganja / corr V. Mammadov / A total of 61,131 people called for medical emergency service in Azerbaijan's Ganja city within a year. A surprising 3,487 had heart diseases, the head physician of Ganja Emergency Service, Namig Nabiyev, said.
According to Nabiyev, in the same period of 2006, only 1,929 of 40,994 who called for medical emergency aid had heart problems.
"Within the recent 5 years most of the people coming to hospital had heart problems," he said.
According to him, 672 medical emergency calls were connected with psychological diseases, 158 - childbirths, 970 - ambulatory services. Some 49,000 people caught unexpected diseases.