Medical assistance in Uzbekistan can be obtained completely free of charge. There are many clinics that provide a full range of medical services and specialize in working with foreigners in Tashkent. For those, who need an urgent medical intervention can always help in the reception rooms of ordinary hospitals and polyclinics.
Quite extensive network of medical posts and mobile clinics is deployed in the suburban areas. First aid is available in each village. The speed of arrival of an ambulance is from 5 to 20 minutes.
Each city and region of Uzbekistan, involves a great attention paid to the development and improvement of medical services. There are rural medical stations in the regions, which are equipped with modern medical equipment and have qualified personnel, where all types of medical services are provided free of charge.
Medicines in Uzbekistan you can buy in pharmacies (locally called Dorixona). The working day of pharmacies usually starts from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m to 9 p.m on Saturday. In addition, there are pharmacies, which work 24-hour. However, some pharmacies work late and without days off.
Usually, medicines are provided with instructions in Russian and in the language of the manufacturer. Almost all drugs, except for drugs containing strong tranquilizers, can be bought in a pharmacy without a prescription. All pharmacists have the necessary qualifications.