Republican educational and scientific nutrition center under the Tashkent Medical Academy will begin its work one of these days.
However, the Ministry of Health experts call it the beginning of the legal activities of the center, as in fact the tasks assigned to it have been solved by the special working group since the last year autumn.
The experts have actively participated in the work of organizing the training. In particular, preparation of nutritionists in clinical residency has been started, and since 2016/2017 it will be started in magistracy, the relevant undergraduate courses on healthy lifestyle and dietary nutrition have been improved. Also, the experts are actively involved in improving further training of the professionals working in the field, and in working group sessions on urgent issues.
- Unfortunately, currently doctors get into drug therapy so much that they almost have forgotten that certain diseases are treatable by diet. Among these pathologies there are chronic hepatitis of minimal activity, some forms of chronic gastritis, the diseases associated with metabolic disorders. And it's needless to say that diet is a component of effective treatment of a number of diseases. Currently, many questions arise with regard to introduction of genetically modified products, trans fats, presence of excessive amounts of salt and sugar in food, - the head of the working group on the National Training and Research Nutrition Centre establishment Sherzod Zakirkhodzhaev says. - All this sets a wide range of tasks before our center that need to be addressed in the near future.
The first time the center will be located at the base of the clinic of the Tashkent Medical Academy.
However, after about a year there will be a separate building for it, which will be located on the territory of the first clinic of the Tashkent Medical Academy. To date development works and projects of the future building are completed.
- On the ground floor we will locate a clinic specializing in helping patients with metabolic diseases and amenable to treatment by diets. Diagnostic rooms equipped with modern endoscopic, audiovisual, and other necessary equipment will be located here. A dietary dining room will be a special unit, - the head of the working group on the National Training and Research Nutrition Centre establishment Sherzod Zakirkhodzhaev says. - Research laboratories, employees of which will carry out their activity in the field of infant nutrition, clinical nutrition, food safety, and etc., will be arranged on the second floor. Classrooms offering classes not only for students and residents will also be placed here.