On Guard of People's Health Turkmenistan Registers the Sputnik V Vaccine

The level of healthcare development is one of the main indicators of the quality of life of the population in any country and effectiveness of its state model and social policy. Indeed, in this area, there are the main postulates that give activities of the state a human dimension, a value content determined by the concept that “People’s health is the country’s wealth”, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasises. The Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan has registered the Sputnik V vaccine developed by the scientists of Gamaleya Research Centre with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and has issued the corresponding certificate.

Prevention of Seasonal ARVI

• Be adherents of a healthy lifestyle: get enough sleep, eat right and fully, make the right daily routine and do physical activity and sports • Strictly and completely follow the rules of hygiene

Candles from Yuzarlik – Products from the Saglyk Pharmaceutical Plant

In the near future, citizens of Turkmenistan will have an opportunity to buy a new product of the Saglyk pharmaceutical plant – candles made from pressed harmala (yuzarlik). Not only pharmacies, but also retail outlets will sell harmala candles. The set includes six briquettes and a stand, i.e. candlestick for harmala. It is difficult to overestimate the health benefits of harmala to humans. All Turkmen people know its healing properties. Over many centuries, this plant has been used as an effective remedy for many ailments. The Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov describes in detail the healing powers of Turkmen nature in the multivolume encyclopaedia Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan and in the book Turkmenistan – the Land of Healing.

Seasonal Illness Prevention Tips:

1. When coughing and sneezing, cover your nose with a handkerchief. 2. Keep your hands clean, observe a distance of 2 metres and wear masks correctly.

Healing New Year’s Fairy Tale Bagabat

Last Sunday, the heads of ministries and sectoral departments paid a visit to the Bagabat sanatorium, located in a gorge at the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains. As it is known, the new health resort opened its doors to vacationers on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Resolution on the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the opening of the resort. Bagabat, covered with snow, became a really fabulous palace for holidaymakers on these New Year’s days. In the “blossoming valley”, and this is how the name of the sanatorium and the area is translated from Turkmen language, the trees, covered with hoarfrost, against the background of the majestic snow-capped rocks complement the overall picture, creating a feeling of magic and tranquillity. Around the white-marble building of the health resort, in a landscaped area, there are paths for walking and arbours, over which winter also conjured.

Liquorice Root Stands Guard over Human Immunity

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV:“We must make fuller use of the properties of the medicinal plants growing in our land to protect the health of people.” In 2020, the Saglyk State Programme celebrated the 25th anniversary. One of its key objectives is to improve the efficiency and quality of preventive health services and access to them, to establish a healthy lifestyle and to create a comfortable environment. The Saglyk State Programme, implemented in phases under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has raised the domestic healthcare sector to a qualitatively new level for a quarter of a century.

At arm’s length or How Not to Catch ARVI in Crowded Places

Many will want to be “recharged” with a good mood and feel the “touch” of a fairy tale, taking a walk through decorated parks or “visiting” the main New Year tree. However, in order not to find yourself in a hospital bed during the period of acute respiratory infections (ARVIs), a number of recommendations must be followed. In addition, they include behaviour in public places. During the winter months, in crowded places, you will definitely meet those who cough and sneeze. The cold season is particularly the time when you can catch ARVI most often. Therefore, in order not to get sick, you should avoid public spaces. If you do decide to visit a crowded place, try not to be close to other people. Keep a distance of two metres – no closer than arm’s length.

Liquorice Breaks Popularity Records

“Scythian sweet root”, Turkmen “ginseng” – such definitions were given by people to the amazing plant of the Turkmen land – buyan or Glycyrrhiza glabra. For more than five millennia, the Turkmen people have used liquorice root as a medicine in the fight against various diseases. The first mentions of this miraculous plant were already found in ancient Chinese treatises, outstanding scientists of the past devoted their scientific works to liquorice and other medicinal plants growing in the territory of Turkmenistan, and Abu Ali ibn Sina, known in Europe as Avicenna, emphasised that “a cure for diseases is in the native land.” Since gaining independence in our country, primary attention is paid to the study of the heritage of ancestors and the use of ancient knowledge and recipes in the modern era, scientifically proving their effectiveness in the treatment of many diseases. The encyclopaedic work of the distinguished President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan, translated into dozens of languages of the world, aroused great interest of the Turkmen people and the world scientific community.

Winter Dictates the Rules

Winter takes its turn – the air temperature is becoming lower, and precipitation in the form of snow, which forecasters promise us in the coming days, dictate a new seasonal fashion. As it is known, at this time, colds and other ailments associated with non-compliance with preventive measures become frequent. So, in order not to become infected with acute respiratory viral infections or not to catch a cold, the Information Centre of the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan recommends to observe compulsory personal hygiene, to regularly thoroughly wash hands with soap, especially after coming from outside and public transport, to wear medical masks and to observe social two-metre distance. This is an example of a respectful attitude towards others and a careful attitude towards oneself.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: Beauty of the Motherland’s nature – priceless treasure

On the weekend, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his grandson Kerim went for walk along the Kopetdag’s foothills. People used to call this period ‘kyrkchille’ –winter forty days, the coldest period of the season. The snow, which has fallen during this period, promises to fill the land with moisture so much that the seeds, which will be planted in spring time, will turn into generous harvest. The farmers notes that prolonged precipitations become a cure for the soil, which means that high yields of wheat and other agricultural crops are expected.