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Patients in Uzbekistan “Have Nobody to Rely on Except for God”

On Registan.net, Gulnoza Saidazimova paints a bleak picture of the healthcare system in Uzbekistan (part onepart two):

[The system is so inadequate and outdated that] a wealthy few head to foreign countries for medical treatment, drawing on their own savings and often those of their close relatives, whereas the majority poor can only hope not to get sick. They have nobody to rely on except for God.

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  • […] On Registan.net, Gulnoza Saidazimova paints a bleak picture of the healthcare system in Uzbekistan (part one, part two): [The system is so inadequate and outdated that] a wealthy few head to foreign countries for medical treatment, drawing on their own savings and often those of their close relatives, whereas the majority poor can…  […]

  • […] [The system is so inadequate and outdated that] a wealthy few head to foreign countries for medical treatment, drawing on their own savings and often those of their close relatives, whereas the majority poor can only hope not …  […]

  • […] While the palace drama kept foreign observers of Uzbek politics entertained, life for most of the country's 30 million plus citizens is still an unrelenting grind. More than any other country in this cotton-producing region, Uzbekistan uses children, teachers, doctors and other public servants as free labor in the harvest of ‘white gold'. Medical patients in the country's hospitals, meanwhile, “have nobody to rely on except God”. […]

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