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Ukraine, as the whole world, has a spread of diabetes. And this disease is not only medical but also social and economic problem, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports.
"Diabetes is not only medical but also social and economic problem. And it must be solved. In the world, 6% of the population suffers from diabetes. In Ukraine, over 200 thousand patients with diabetes treated with insulin are registered," Azarov said.
According to him, the average cost of insulin per one insulin dependent patient amounts to three thousand hryvnia in a year.
"We will do everything possible to provide patients with affordable drugs. The program "Diabetes" must be improved and developed. I instruct the Health Ministry to prepare a report next week on measures to implement this program," the Prime Minister said.