As part of compulsory health insurance, doctors plan to increase the number of people who have been cured and equal in performance with European countries, reports Channel One Eurasia.
In Kazakhstan, about 185 thousand cancer patients. Almost 35 thousand new cases of the disease are recorded annually. Approximately 60% of patients can be detected at the initial stage of the disease. According to the director of the Institute of Oncology and Radiology, patients receive all necessary treatment for free. However, there are expensive diagnostic procedures for which they still have to pay.
- Within the framework of compulsory medical insurance, next year 35 billion tenge will be allocated for providing patients with chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and for conducting molecular genetic studies. For patients, this will already be free,” said Dilyara Kaydarova, director of the Kazakh Research Institute of Oncology and Radiology.
At the same time, in the direction from the oncologist, patients will receive the opportunity for free examination on MRI and CT devices. This will allow you to identify the disease at the first stage and immediately proceed to treatment. Now the chances of recovery in such patients in Kazakhstan are about 50%, in Europe about 70%. But with new diagnostic capabilities, this figure will increase.