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16 September 2021, 13:09

Kochanova: Public health is a priority in Belarus

Natalya Kochanova. An archive photo
Natalya Kochanova. An archive photo

MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – The health of people has always been a priority of ​the social policy of the government, Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova said at the opening of the second congress of the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association and the 8th Congress of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and X-ray Endovascular Surgeons of Belarus underway in Minsk on 16-17 September, BelTA has learned.

“It is very important that this large-scale event is taking place in Minsk, at the country's leading medical university. We are ready to welcome our friends who have come to visit us. Public health and the health of people have always been a priority area of ​​social policy in our country. I sincerely appreciate our cardiologists, and we are proud of their work. After all, they have saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Natalya Kochanova said.

According to her, Belarus is working consistently and continuously to improve the domestic healthcare system. “The government helps build new healthcare facilities and renovate and upgrade the existing ones, and equip them with cutting-edge equipment. The president pays close attention to the development of medicine in our country,” the speaker noted.

Natalya Kochanova also read out the address of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to the delegates of the second congress of the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association and the 8th Congress of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and X-ray Endovascular Surgeons of Belarus.

The second congress of the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association and the 8th Congress of Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons and X-ray Endovascular Surgeons of Belarus is taking place at Belarusian State Medical University on 16-17 September. The event is attended by specialists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Canada, Argentina and other countries.

The plenary session speakers from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine will discuss the latest protocols to treat atrial fibrillation, risk stratification and prevention of sudden cardiac death, ways to increase the effectiveness of treatment of chronic heart failure, including surgical treatment, protection of target organs during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will also be the Academician Sidorenko competition of young scientists.

The events have been organized by the Eurasian Arrhythmology Association, the Healthcare Ministry of Belarus, the Cardiology National Research Center and Belarusian State Medical University.

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