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The Expert Council of Pulmonary Diseases and Tuberculosis is a consultative body to the Minister of Health, which supports the activity of the Ministry of Health in the prevention and control, epidemiological surveillance, treatment and medical care in the field of tuberculosis.

The Expert Council has advisory and consultative functions and expresses opinions in the following areas: prevention and control of tuberculosis and health promotion; epidemiological surveillance and prevention policy on tuberculosis, tuberculosis treatment and chemoprophylaxis of latent tuberculosis infection.

The Expert Council prepares expertise of the number of patients who need treatment, the forecasts for the necessary quantities of medication for a specific therapy and diagnostic kits and consumables for microbiological diagnosis of tuberculosis.

The Expert Council prepares opinions on draft regulations, methodical instructions and other materials relating to issues of tuberculosis.