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21.05.2000
Social and economic rights

Diseases develop

   

According to the data of the National Society of health protection, about 80% of the Ukrainian population is infected with Koch. s bacillus and 2.7 million suffer from TB. One million of drug addicts is registered, although their real number is much larger. About one million suffers from sugar diabetes, two million . from psychic diseases, 780 thousand . from oncological diseases. About 12 million suffer from contagious diseases each year. Totally about 56% of the Ukrainian population suffer from socially dangerous maladies. The health of the nation has become one of the most urgent problems.

Day, No. 165


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