Over 300 Ukrainian TB patients moved to other countries — Head of the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Department of the Public Health Center
Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Germany are the countries that received the largest number of people with tuberculosis.
Yana Terleieva, Head of the Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Department of the Public Health Center, made this statement at a briefing on World Tuberculosis Day at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
“In total, we know of over 300 patients with tuberculosis who moved to other countries,” — she said.
Yana Terleieva also noted that Poland was one of the first to accept more than 90 people with tuberculosis.
“Today, most of these people have already completed their treatment and returned to the country. Right now less than 30 patients are still receiving treatment in Poland. They have full access to both medicines and diagnosis (procedures), and are very well taken care of by our Polish colleagues,” — she added.
In addition, Yana Terleieva reported that in the first days of the all-out war, work was carried out together with the WHO to safely transfer information on tuberculosis patients who had left Ukraine.
“I am very grateful to the WHO and to each country — now there are more than 40 countries with which we actively communicate and exchange data — for the tremendous work that has been done. Separate systems were created so we could communicate safely and quickly at any time of the day and in any language to transmit data about each patient that is important for the health systems that received our people with tuberculosis to know.”
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