The Situation with Tuberculosis in Ingushetiya May Deteriorate Noticeably 26.09.2007 19:24

Since April of this year children in Ingushetiya have been unable to receive the “mantu” vaccination necessary as a prophylactic and defence against tuberculosis. Hundreds of mothers with their children have been haunting the medical institutes. But the doctors have simply shrugged their shoulders, saying that they do not know when the delivery of the required serum will come, and that the Ministry of Public Health has not earmarked funds for this. The paradox is that Ingushetiya is included in the top ten “worst” rating for tuberculosis infection among Russian territories. Thanks to the present situation, children find themselves in the “risk zone”. Meanwhile, the tuberculosis health centre is overflowing with severely ill patients.


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