Who evaluated the effect of the coronavirus in the treatment of other diseases in Europe

Help in the treatment of non-communicable diseases was interrupted or reduced due to pandemic coronavirus in 68% of the countries of Europe, it is necessary and urgent to resume the provision of essential services, said the Director of the European regional office of the world health organization (who) Hans Kluge.

"I got a lot of questions from journalists about the impact of the pandemic on different aspects of health. The data that we have cause for concern. The pandemic threatens the achievement of most goals of sustainable development by 2030. In the European region, 68% of countries reported that the provision of services for the management of noncommunicable diseases was interrupted because of the pandemic," said Kluge at the press briefing of the European regional who office for the Russian media on issues COVID-19.

According to him, a 66% decrease in the provision of services for the management of patients with arterial problems, 58% reduction in services for the management of patients with diabetes or its complications.

"In the Netherlands decreased by 25% the diagnostic indicators of cancer. In several countries, was suspended screening programmes for cancer. In Spain the number of cases of myocardial infarction on the basis of the cardiology ward decreased by 40% compared to the beginning of the epidemic. 60% reduction in the rates of TB detection. This leads to late treatment and increased mortality from this disease", - stated the Director of European regional Bureau of who.

In addition, according to him, in some countries, was interrupted by the provision of immunization services to the population. So, in the UK, the coverage of the child population vaccine against measles, hepatitis and rubella by mid-April, fell by 20%.

"We need to urgently resume the provision of these and other vital services, while creating a safe environment," - said Kluge.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 8 million cases of infection, over 440 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.