The head of the parliamentary committee on health Bakhteyeva said that in Ukraine registered drug treatment is about 120 thousand people who use drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as those suffering from drug addiction. Daily HIV diagnosis is placed almost 60 residents of Ukraine.
"However, official statistics differ significantly from reality. According to experts, the problem of drug abuse has come today in every tenth Ukrainian family and this is a real threat to the national security of Ukraine. Problem is compounded by the fact that drug use is a major factor in the spread of HIV / AIDS and other dangerous infections, "- said Bakhteeva.
The deputy also reported, Ukraine belongs sad leadership in terms of HIV / AIDS in Europe. This infection infected 1.1% of the population. Daily HIV diagnosis is placed almost 60 residents of Ukraine. Since its registration in Ukraine first case of HIV infection, has killed more than 21 thousand people.
"The Ministry of Health in Ukraine officially registered 185,000 HIV cases, of which about 40 000 cases of AIDS. HIV affected nearly 30 thousand children. According to the latest World Health Organization estimates the number of people living with HIV in Ukraine is much higher than official statistics and is about 360 thousand people, "- she added.
Bakhteeva said that of particular concern is that the situation with the spread of HIV in Ukraine radically opposed to that which takes place in many countries in Europe, America and even Africa, where the number of new HIV cases decreased significantly (to 25%). Such trends in these countries, experts associated with the corresponding increase in public awareness and the widespread use of preventive measures.
She also noted that the new law on measures to combat illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors is a step system for preventive measures aimed at the health of the nation and its future.
"Therefore, adopted a new law creates the conditions not only for prevention activities related to distribution and sale of drugs, it creates the conditions, system-step implementation of preventive measures on the health of the nation and its future. Especially important is the fact that the problems of the nation's health — it is not a purely medical problem and the health sector, and the problems of society and of all power, "- said the politician.
"The solution to this problem, which depends on the survival of the society, should be not only widespread, but also pivotal. Main purpose of the law — combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors," — said the politician.
MP also recalled that the speech of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of disease, uttered by him in New York on 20 September 2011, was an example of not only a clear and comprehensive understanding of the senior management of health problems in Ukraine of the Ukrainian nation, but and ways to overcome these problems.