Treatment against the heaviest form of tuberculosis started among the prison inmates, the head of the healthcare department of the Justice Ministry, Rafael Mehtiyev told Trend.
The treatment is implemented in the medical facilities with the application of the most effective medicines. More than 80 inmates are passing the procedures. The given project is implemented with the financial aid of the Technical and Global fund of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The results of the treatment will soon be obvious, he said.
More than 400 inmates were hospitalized with the tuberculosis diagnosis in the last year, Mehtiyev said.
Due to the modern equipment and medicines there are lesser cases of the tuberculosis, he said.