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MINSK, Apr 15 – Sputnik. For children living in the territory contaminated as a result of the Chernobyl accident, free sanatorium-resort treatment and rehabilitation is provided, Natalia Kakhnovskaya, head of the social protection and legal department of the Chernobyl NPP disaster relief department, told Sputnik Belarus multimedia press center .

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"Free medical examination is carried out for 100% of children living in the contaminated area," – she said.

According to Kakhnovskaya, depending on what health problems exist, children are sent for further treatment in suitable institutions.

A representative of the department recalled that by the decision of the head of state in the 1990s, nine rehabilitation and recreation centers were established in clean regions of Belarus, now there are 12.

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“The arrival to the small child insurance centers is carried out according to the ring principle: children do not come to the same center, they are given the opportunity to watch various regions of Belarus during their school years,” said Kakhnovskaya.

In addition, all children who live and go to schools in the contaminated area receive free meals. Now 118 thousand children do not pay for lunch in schools. Previously, only those living in polluted areas had such a privilege, now all minors who study in schools located in such areas can eat in educational institutions for free and go to a health center.


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