Real State Of Turkmen Medical Care A Far Cry From Official Images

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In 2004 and 2005, Turkmenistan's first post-Soviet president, Saparmurat Niyazov, sacked 15,000 medical workers and closed down all regional hospitals in the country, calling them unnecessary luxuries. Anyone who needed medical treatment, he said, could just come to the capital, Ashgabat.

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By RFE/RL's Turkmen Service and Farangis Najibullah.

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Real State Of Turkmen Medical Care A Far Cry From Official Images

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