Health Care and Medical Industry Workers’ Day in Turkmenistan Date in the current year: October 10, 2022

Health Care and Medical Industry Workers’ Day in Turkmenistan Health Care and Medical Industry Workers’ Day is a professional holiday observed in Turkmenistan on October 10 every year. This holiday brings together all health experts regardless of their specific field of activity.

The first celebration of Health Care and Medical Industry Workers’ Day in Turkmenistan took place on July 21, 2009. The date was chosen to commemorate the day when the Saglyk state healthcare program was adopted in 1995. This program aims at radical reformation of the health care system of Turkmenistan in order to lead it to the new level.

In the early years of the program implementation, the emphasis was made on health of mothers and their children, particularly, it supported breastfeeding, immunization, combined treatment of childhood diseases. The program also focused attention on healthy lifestyle and fight against infectious diseases (malaria, whooping cough, rubella, polio, measles).

In August 2019, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow ordered to move Health Care and Medical Industry Workers’ Day from July 21 to October 10. On this day, medical workers accept congratulations and words of gratitude for their hard work and dedication. Opening ceremonies at hew healthcare facilities are often timed to coincide with this professional holiday.

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Professional Days

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Turkmenistan

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