Xinjiang sees achievements in TB treatment

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-11 16:09:30|Editor: ZX
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URUMQI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has cured more than 56,900 tuberculosis patients since 2016, according to the region's health commission.

Xinjiang has been providing free medical examinations to all people in the region each year since 2016, along with free tuberculosis symptom screenings and chest X-ray examinations for residents both in urban and rural areas aged 15 and above, the commission said.

The success rate with treatment for tuberculosis patients has reached 96.63 percent thanks to a series of measures taken in the region including the joint service mechanism of disease control and prevention organizations, hospitals and other medical and health institutions, said Liu Jianguo, deputy director of the commission.

The reimbursement rates of outpatient medical expenses and hospitalization expenses for the tuberculosis patients in Xinjiang have reached 100 percent and 90 percent respectively, according to the commission.

"I take medicine regularly with food subsidies and have milk, eggs and fruit every day at a treatment station in Hotan City," said Minawar Rouzatohut, a tuberculosis patient in Xinjiang.