Medicine in Turkmenistan: sanatorium-resort treatment, state and private clinics



Medicine in Turkmenistan: sanatorium-resort treatment, state and private clinics

Turkmenistan is one of the most closed countries in the world. Therefore, all data on the arrangement of life in the country is very encrypted. However, we have prepared for you information about medicine and treatment in Turkmenistan.

There are quite a few state clinics and private medical institutions in the country. In rural areas there is a sufficient number of medical stations and mobile clinics. However, there is some shortage of popular medical products. Therefore, if you have any chronic diseases, it is better to take your medicines with you. The services of state medical institutions are free, and accordingly in private ones - paid. But in Turkmenistan there is no such service as health insurance. Therefore, you need to take out international health insurance in advance.

The country has a rather hot and dry climate, so all visitors should stock up on enough water. There is a rather high risk of dehydration. Also, you should have sunscreen and insect repellent with you. There are a lot of dangerous insects in the deserts, so you should protect yourself from unpleasant consequences. Also in the country you need to have prophylaxis against typhoid, dysentery and hepatitis. There is a high risk of contracting malaria in some areas from June to October. 

Sanatorium and spa treatment

The most popular is treatment in sanatoriums. Children of junior and school age, young people, middle-aged and retired patients are treated at resorts and sanatoriums. The following methods are used in sanatoriums: exposure to cold air flow (cryotherapy), inhalation of the smallest particles of salts (halotherapy), ozone therapy, aromatherapy, hot stone massage (stone therapy), hot sand treatment (dog therapy). There are also various SPA-procedures. Patients can use the library, Internet cafes, phytobars, restaurants and shops.

Turkmenistan in general has a high recreational potential. There are many climatic zones, various mineral waters, which have no analogues in the world. Healing springs with bromine and iodine in mineral water are popular in the country. Such water is indicated in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, colds.

Public and private clinics

In the capital of Turkmenistan you can get high-quality treatment in various medical institutions. There is a new medical quarter with many specialized clinics. These are cardiology clinic, endocrinology clinic, head and neck diseases clinic, ophthalmology center, prenatal center, neurology clinic and others. Doctors who have studied in Turkmenistan and Russia, and have been trained in other countries work here.

Here you can even be treated by foreign doctors. For example, German doctors often come for consultations and operations. However, treatment in these clinics is quite expensive. For example, an MRI or CT scan in a military hospital costs about $ 34, and in state medical institutions - $ 85. Health insurance can reduce the cost of treatment by about 30-50%. But in provincial towns the quality of medicine is much worse. In addition to the fact that there are not enough qualified doctors who can make the wrong diagnosis, there is also a high level of corruption. 

Visa to Turkmenistan

If you want to go for treatment in a sanatorium in Turkmenistan, you need to open a visa. To do this, you need to collect a package of documents:

- Application;

- Questionnaire with personal data;

- A copy of the letter with an invitation to the sanatorium, referral, and sanatorium card from the clinic;

- Foreign passport and a copy of the first page;

- Copy of the national passport with all important marks;

- Certificate from the place of work;

- For pensioners you need to provide a copy of the pension certificate;

- Visa application form;

- 3x4 color photo.

If you need to open a visa urgently, the cost of the consular fee will be twice as high. The term of visa issuance in this case will be 3 working days. Registration of non-urgent visa takes about 5 days. The cost of a single entry visa depends on the length of stay in the country:

- Up to 10 days - $ 35

- Up to 20 days - $ 45

- Up to 1 month - $ 55

Children under 7 years old do not pay the consular fee, that is, the cost of their visa will be $ 15. For more detailed information and any questions regarding the visa you can contact a lawyer on our website. 

The country is quite interesting for acquaintance and retreat. You can choose anything of your choice and get not only treatment but also rest in interesting sanatorium-resort areas.