Visit to Minsk city clinical hospital No. 5

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Belarus’ healthcare industry is an example of goof reformation and modernization, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he visited the birthing center of Minsk city teaching hospital No. 5 on 30 December.

Visiting a maternity hospital of Minsk city clinical hospital No. 5 fitted with cutting-edge equipment, the President emphasized that this is an indicator of the fact that the state is taking care of the country’s future. Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that there have always been good doctors and efficient healthcare facilities in Belarus. They have been provided with ultra-modern equipment by now. The investments in medicine brought positive results – the infant mortality rate in Belarus has decreased 2.5 times within a decade and made up 3 permille in 2015. One woman in labor died due to obstetrical reasons in the current five-year period.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that this is a true victory and instructed to award those who did all this. No matter how important production indicators are, this is the main thing, the President believes.

After the visit the head of state talked to mass media representatives. Speaking about the social policy of the state, the President stressed that the state will continue to lend a shoulder and find resources for those who need them. Belarusians can always count on the support in this field.

Speaking about the most important events of the outgoing year, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that it was the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War and World War II.