The following article was contributed by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Seoul for publication by The Korea Post media, publisher of 3 English and 2 Korean-language news publications since 1985.—Ed.
By Nigora Kutlimuratova,
Deputy of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis Republic of Uzbekistan.
Politicians, the expert community and representatives of civil society institutions, the general population are increasingly involved in the process of reforming the Constitution of Uzbekistan.
This will contribute to the development of a document that meets the interests of all citizens. Such involvement is consonant with the serious tasks of bringing democratic reforms to a qualitatively new level.
Among the things discussed are ensuring peace and security, fundamental human rights and freedoms, a healthy ecological environment, the gradual creation of decent living conditions and modern infrastructure, obtaining high-quality medical care and education, providing targeted social protection and other areas.
Undoubtedly, one of the important conditions for the well-being of everyone is maintaining health and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, I believe that the introduction of a norm on the digitalization of the medical sphere into the Constitution will allow us to consistently work on the development of a health insurance system and an electronic polyclinic. Digitalization will help prevent corruption, improve the quality of services, and strengthen relations between the population and doctors.
Article 40 of the current Constitution of Uzbekistan determines that everyone has the right to qualified medical care. I consider it expedient to introduce into it a rule that everyone has the right to protect their health and receive medical care. The state develops the healthcare sector on the basis of various forms of ownership, guarantees sanitary and epidemiological well-being, and creates opportunities for various types of medical insurance.
In general, it is necessary to introduce a separate norm to increase the prestige of medical workers in the Basic Law, since the role of doctors in the recovery of a person, restoring his health is invaluable.ㅌㅌ