Tetiana Bakhteieva: Inaction of the Ministry of Health in the fight against measles puts Ukraine on the threshold of an epidemic

Tetiana Bakhteieva: Inaction of the Ministry of Health in the fight against measles puts Ukraine on the threshold of an epidemic

Ignoring the real scale of measles morbidity by the leadership of the Ministry of Health threatens thousands of Ukrainians. This was stated by MP from the OPPOSITION BLOC, member of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Tetiana Bakhteieva.

Despite all the loud statements of the Ministry of Health that it fights against measles, the number of sick Ukrainians continues to grow steadily. “Since the beginning of the year, 35,002 people have become ill with measles - 15,886 adults and 19,116 children. 14 people died from complications. For the period of March 22-28, the most cases of measles were recorded in Kyiv (260 patients: 139 adults and 121 children), Kyiv Oblast (200 patients: 123 adults and 77 children), Khmelnitsky Oblast (177 patients: 93 adults and 84 children); Lviv Oblast (165 patients: 48 adults and 117 children) and Kharkiv Oblast (160 patients: 91 adults and 69 children),” the MP stressed.

According to the MP, the situation with measles in Ukraine is catastrophic. The country is actually on the verge of an epidemic.

“The late delivery of vaccines from the deadly and dangerous disease to the regions of Ukraine, the quality and shelf life of which, cause great doubts, kills adults and children. But the leadership of the Ministry of Health is absolutely indifferent to the health and lives of Ukrainians. The leadership of the Ministry of Health needs to be urgently replaced by the Ukrainian, professional and responsible to the Ukrainian people!” Tetiana Bakhteieva emphasized.

02 April 2019 15:50
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