There are more than 700,000 tubercular patients now in Ukraine, informed the minister of public health service, Nikolay Polishchuk, coming out in the press-conference.

According to his words, Ukraine takes the second place in Europe (the first is Russia) by the number of tubercular patients. 37,000 – 39,000 persons get tuberculosis in Ukraine every year. 11,000 persons die of tuberculosis every year.

The treatment of each Ukrainian patient costs 100-200 times more than in Europe.

Polishchuk mentioned that Ukraine has to use grant strategy immediately.

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