Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Jan. 4
By Mamed Dashdamirov – Trend:
In 2018, the volume of state expenditures on healthcare in Uzbekistan will grow by 35.2 percent compared to 2017 and reach 9.562 trillion soums, Minister of Healthcare Alisher Shadmanov said in a report published on the website of the Uzbek Healthcare Ministry Jan. 4.
He said that it is planned to allocate 803.6 billion soums from the state budget for construction, reconstruction and equipping of 290 medical facilities within the Investment Program for 2018. This is while 552.6 billion soums were allocated for 181 medical facilities in 2017.
In particular, it is planned to allocate 31.8 billion soums for the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institute, its Nukus branch, as well as the Andijan and Bukhara state medical institutes.
Particular importance is attached to the development of healthcare in rural districts as well. Some 112.7 billion soums will be allocated in 2018 to strengthen the material and technical base of family polyclinics and medical aid stations in villages, while a total of 805.1 billion soums will be allocated until 2021.
Attention will also be paid to providing emergency medical services with drugs, Shadmanov added in his report.
If last year, expenditures in this direction amounted to 9.6 billion soums, they will grow 2.3 times in 2018 and reach 22.5 billion soums.
(8,120.07 soums = 1 USD on Jan. 4)