Kazakhstan Supplies Vital Radiopharmaceuticals to Kyrgyzstan

photo: Kazakh - Kyrgyz cooperation

On 15 June, the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Almaty, Kazakhstan delivered a molybdenum-99/technetium-99 generator, used to diagnose cancer and heart diseases, to Kyrgyzstan.

As reported by the Kazakh Ministry of Energy, the provision of the generator to Kyrgyzstan was organized in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The Institute of Nuclear Physics is the only organization in Kazakhstan certified to produce radiopharmaceuticals that comply with international standards. Today, the Institute produces some 75% of Kazakhstan’s radiopharmaceuticals supplied to medical institutions in the cities of Almaty, Shymkent, and Semey.

The supply of radiopharmaceuticals to Kyrgyzstan marks an important step towards strengthening the healthcare system and the availability of advanced medical technologies for the country’s residents.