Lukashenko: Belarus will continue to create best living conditions for people
The state will continue to create the best living conditions for people in Belarus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the opening of the cardiac surgery and cardiotherapy units of the Mogilev Oblast Hospital on 5 November, BelTA has learned.
“No matter how much someone might want it today, we will never abandon the history of our ancestors' labor deeds. Neither sanctions nor pandemics will stop us, just as neither the civil nor the Great Patriotic War stopped the Belarusians. As much as we can, we will develop and create the best living conditions for our people,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
“You can see that the world has gone crazy, and it has become a lot harder to work. The pandemic has increased the pressure of large states on medium and small ones, and, as I have already said, it is very important for us to survive, withstand and win in this difficult time. The most important thing now is to survive,” said the Belarusian leader.
The president emphasized that Mogilev has greatly changed in recent years and continues to develop. Speaking about the new cardiology units of the Mogilev Oblast Hospital, the head of state stressed their importance for the region. “Mogilev Oblast needed them much. In my opinion, you have reached the level of Minsk Oblast,” he said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko thanked everyone who had taken part in the design and construction of the new cardiology center. He added that a new sports center has been recently built in Mogilev as well. The 50-meter swimming pool will open here ahead of October Revolution Day celebrations.
“Healthcare and sports are what our people need. The new sports center provides everything necessary for preventive activities, rehabilitation after illness, physical development of children and adults. Everything has been done for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” the president said.
The president added that modern, high-tech medical centers are being built in different regions of the country. He urged citizens to cherish this heritage and remember that it belongs to the Belarusian people. “Never allow any privatization. While I am here, I will not allow it. It should belong to you. You have seen how private healthcare in the West has shown itself: thousands and thousands of patients,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The head of state said that a well-thought approach would be taken to the construction of new hospitals and schools in the country. It is necessary to improve the existing institutions and ensure they meet the world standards, he stressed. All the more so that regional hospitals already compete with the Minsk ones.
“We need to learn to provide care with the number of beds we have. That is why we are optimizing now. We need to raise salaries for doctors and teachers because they are the backbone of our society,” the Belarusian leader said.