The work on the continuation of treatment of released prisoners with drug-resistant form of tuberculosis has been launched in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Justice Chief Medical Office head Rafael Mehdiyev said in an interview with Trend.
"Treatment is held under control for released prisoners with drug-resistant form of tuberculosis to be fully treated. We want to expand the scope of activities in this regard, " the department head said.
Mehdiyev said that the activity to continue treatment after release of prisoners with a resistant form of tuberculosis is based on the agreement reached by the Chief Medical Office, Institute for Lung Diseases and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
"The prisoners is a special category of people with mentality, requiring an individual approach. In some cases, detainees released under various pretexts, begin to shy away from treatment. It was agreed to achieve full recovery of these individuals to avoid such facts. Therefore, the corresponding work is being held", the department head said.