A May 13 RFE/RL Tajik Service report helped a single mother of three children suffering from acute hematological diseases secure free blood components from the Tajik National Blood Research Center through the end of the year following a 20% increase in blood plasma prices on May 1. After the Service published its report, Tajik Health Ministry officials visited the family and examined the children.
“I thank Radio Ozodi. After the report, we were contacted and strongly supported. I was not aware about the state benefits provided for patients with such diseases,” she said to the Tajik Service on May 18.