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1.4 million cases of visits to doctors registered in 2016

1.4 million cases of visits to doctors registered in the country in 2016. 40 percent of patients are children. Such data were announced today at the press conference by the head of the social statistics department of the National Statistics Committee Zhyldyz Rakhmanova.

According to her, 23 doctors and 57 medical personnel in Kyrgyzstan account for 10,000 people. Most of all doctors are in Osh and Bishkek, and least of all — in Talas, Jalal-Abad and Naryn oblasts.

In 2016, more than 13,000 doctors and more than 35,000 nurses provided health care to the population. For 5 years the number of doctors has grown by 500 people, and the average of medical personnel — by three thousand people.

Zhyldyz Rakhmanova

At the same time, out of the total number of doctors, there are more than 28% of therapists in the country. There are about 16 percent doctors of the surgical profile. Dentists and obstetricians-gynecologists account for 8 percent, pediatricians — 6 percent.

In the structure of the general morbidity of the population, 37% are respiratory diseases, 9% — diseases of the digestive system, 7% — diseases of the genitourinary system and 6% — injuries and poisoning.