Turkmenistan adopts regulations in organ transplantation field
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, August 31 / Trend H. Hasanov /
During the next meeting of the Turkmen Majlis (Parliament) of the fourth convocation a bill "On the transplantation of organs and (or) tissues" was passed, a Turkmen government statement published on Friday reported.
Submitted to the deputies the project will complement a number of laws aimed at protecting the health of citizens and determine the legal and institutional framework of transplantation of organs and (or) tissues.
According to the report, it applies to matters arising in the field of transportation. At the same time the government guarantees the preservation of information about the donor and the recipient, and establishes liability for damage to the health of citizens.
The statement notes that the legislation is improved along with formation of modern infrastructure of the health system.
Last year a State Development Program in the health sector of the country for the period until 2016 was approved in Turkmenistan.
During this period it is envisaged to dusburse about $ 500 million for new medical projects and about 30-40 percent of them will fall to foreign investment.
Over the past 10 years the total cost for the construction of medical facilities in Turkmenistan amounted to over $ 1.5 billion.
According to local sources, for the period up to 2030 it is scheduled to spend $2.114 billion for large-scale construction and renovation of existing health facilities, purchase of modern medical equipment.