Improved medical facilities in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan has achieved great success in the healthcare sector


The republic has expanded its network of modern facilities for the delivery of medical services.




The development of Turkmenistan’s national healthcare system and protecting the health of its citizens are the fundamental principles of the Republic’s domestic policy. This reflects the core objective of the social sector reforms and the Saglyk State Healthcare Programme. Reported by a correspondent from


The healthcare system in Turkmenistan is responding to the challenges and realities of the time, addressing the issue of environmental protection, and achieving economic, scientific, educational, and cultural progress. The state’s practical work includes the prevention and treatment of diseases, social protection, promoting a healthy lifestyle, development of mass sports, and improving the physical education of the younger generation. In addition, the country stresses the importance of supporting tourism, health resort businesses, as well as multidimensional environmental protection work.


The health of the population is directly related to its ability to work and generally influences the economic activity of the state. In caring for its citizens, Turkmenistan ensures everyone the inalienable and inviolable right to health, equal access for all segments of the population to a wide range of high-quality and timely medical care.


The country is successfully implementing the Saglyk State Healthcare Programme, which has put into operation state-of-the-art medical centres, sanatoriums, and other facilities in the capital and other regions. A clear example of this is the opening of renovated general hospitals in the Balkan and Mary regions. These clinics provide consultations, a range of services, and functional diagnostics to citizens. The aim of the facilities is to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase life expectancy.



The medical centres employ qualified cardiologists, surgeons, traumatologists, therapists, neurologists, and specialists in infectious diseases. Other departments available to patients are ophthalmology, anaesthesiology and intensive care, toxicology and haemodialysis, radiology, and physiotherapy.


The medical facilities are equipped with groundbreaking, state-of-the-art equipment from the world’s leading manufacturers. The equipment enables staff to carry out intensive care and diagnosis, perform complex surgeries, detect cardiovascular diseases, and provide highly qualified assistance.


In 2023, modern medical facilities with advanced technologies began operating in the city of Arkadak. Such facilities included the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, a general hospital with 350 beds.


Also opened in Turkmenistan’s “smart city” was an oncological hospital with 150 beds, a mother and child health centre with 150 beds, an ambulance unit, a public health centre, and non-emergency medical transportation project.


The construction of three new specialised medical facilities is underway in Ashgabat – the International Scientific and Clinical Centre for Oncology, the Centre for Dentistry, and the International Centre for Paediatric Medicine.  Eventually, as determined by the President of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a complex of new buildings with 400 beds will be put into operation at the Archman sanatorium.


Turkmenistan is focused on cooperation with other countries and international organisations in the field of medicine. The Government of the Republic has funded a project implemented by UNDP to equip 19 clinical laboratories in the Mary region with modern equipment. These efforts will enable general and biochemical blood analysis, coagulation tests, urine analysis, microscopy, and other services.


Laboratory specialists and doctors from medical institutions have successfully completed training on new equipment. Similar efforts were launched in 27 clinical laboratories in the Lebap region and will be carried out in all regions of the republic.


The country’s medical university trains highly qualified specialists in all fields of the healthcare and medical industry. The university is organised into eight faculties, within which there are 55 departments and research centres. The university has mutually beneficial partnerships with leading medical schools around the world.


As part of the project, Turkmenistan continues to procure medicines for the control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The country’s Ministry of Health and Medical Industry has received another batch of medication for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological diseases. The drugs received will be distributed to all clinics across the republic.


Improving the healthcare system is one of the key conditions for the successful implementation of Turkmenistan’s socio-economic development strategy, the most important goal of which is the health and wellbeing of its population.






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