KZ: Guilty of HIV cases among children must be punished

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SHYMKENT: The guilty of the HIV cases among children in South Kazakhstan must be punished. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has stated this during his official visit to South Kazakhstan region, the presidential press service told Kazakhstan Today.

"It is necessary to rectify the situation in the region. We should take urgent measures to make the regional healthcare system healthier. The course of investigation of the HIV cases among the children must be brought to the end. Each guilty person must be punished," - he has said.

Besides, at a meeting with local activists Umirzak Shukeyev, regional governor, has reported on socioeconomic results of the nine months of the current year, and Anatoly Dernovoi, Minister of Health - on the epidemiological situation around the HIV/AIDS in the region. Marat Akhmetzhanov, regional prosecutor, has reported on reasons for the HIV cases among the children and Vyacheslav Dudnik, Director of the Health Department, has presented information on the current situation in the healthcare.

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