Ukraine ranks second in Europe in terms of tuberculosis incidence, Acting Health Minister Suprun says

The tuberculosis epidemic is a serious problem for the Ukraine's healthcare system.

This was said by Acting Health Minister Ulana Suprun, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

"Now Ukraine ranks second in Europe in terms of TB incidence (based on the number of patients per 100,000 people)," Suprun wrote on social media.

"Almost every fourth case of tuberculosis in Ukraine is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, i.e. it is resistant to treatment with very effective anti-tuberculosis drugs. We are one of the world leaders in the number of patients with this form of tuberculosis," she said.

According to Suprun, various models of outpatient care for TB patients have been developed and tested in Ukraine over the past five years.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3073218