March, 24 is the World day of fight against tuberculosis. In Mogilev region the rate of tuberculosis has fallen by 11.2 % for the last 3 years – the correspondent of the site was told at the health department of Mogilev regional executive committee.
The rate of tuberculosis among children and youth has fallen by 31 % for that very period, the mortality rate has gone done by 4.9 % and counts for 10.4 deaths per 100000. In Mogilev region 635 were detected for the first time in 2008; 118 consumptives die of tuberculosis. In general, epidemic situation on tuberculosis in the region is under control, though it remains difficult.
Nowadays region boasts of antituberculosis establishments that are financed by the state. Medical establishment “Mogilev T.B. prophylactic centre”, “Bobruisk antituberculosis dispensary”, antituberculosis rooms in district polyclinics. Each city and district polyclinic has stationary photofluorographic unit.