Updated at 13:30,09-04-2024

Healthcare ministry: Belarus provides medical services to citizens of 128 countries

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Healthcare ministry: Belarus provides medical services to citizens of 128 countries
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Citizens of 128 countries have so far visited Belarus to make use of medical care, BelTA reports with a reference to the Healthcare Ministry of Belarus.

Foreigners are most interested in cardio, neuro and intravascular surgery, endoscopic operation, endoprosthesis replacement, treatment of oncological diseases.

Other popular services provided by Belarus to foreigners are dentistry, ophthalmology, reproductive healthcare, diagnostics, preventive treatment and rehabilitation.

Belarus is leading in the post-Soviet space and is ahead of many European countries in the number of organ transplantations per 1 million people, the Ministry said.

The country carries out 50 transplant surgeries per 1 million people (the European average is 55.9). The availability of open heart surgeries has reached 360 per 1 million people.

Earlier, the ministry had reported that over 150,000 foreigners used medical services in Belarus in 2016. In January-March this year the number of foreign patients exceeded 32,000, the ministry added.

The export of medical services totaled $35.2 million in 2016, almost $2 million up from in 2015.

In January-March 2017 the export of medical services went up by 6% ($8.4 million) and increased more than two times to Lithuania, Georgia and Poland.