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Russia and Kyrgyzstan Discuss Cooperation in Healthcare and Medical Training

Bishkek: During the XXXVI meeting of the Council for Cooperation in the Field of Healthcare of the CIS Countries, Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Health Alymkadyr Beishenaliev met with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Murashko. The Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic reported on the meeting, which focused on several areas of bilateral cooperation, including staffing, experience exchange in various medical fields, the pharmaceutical industry, and drug supply.

According to News Agency, Beishenaliev highlighted the active cooperation with Russia, noting numerous joint projects and plans being implemented. He mentioned the preparation of an intergovernmental agreement in the field of healthcare and medicine, specifically in the area of sanitary and epidemiological welfare.

The meeting also touched upon the recent opening of a nuclear medicine department at the National Center for Oncology and Hematology in October, in collaboration with Rosatom OJSC. Murashko emphasized the importance of enhancing the potential of medical personnel and pointed out the fragmentation in the comprehensive development of healthcare systems. He cited Russia’s advancements in the pharmaceutical industry, including the production of cancer drugs, which reduces dependence on imported medicines.

The ministers agreed to intensify cooperation in healthcare, focusing on training medical personnel, pharmaceuticals, purchasing medicines, and direct cooperation with manufacturers of medical equipment and medicines.