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    UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that the UK government was failing to meet its own targets in the sphere of healthcare, including cancelled operations, cancer treatment times and waiting times of emergency services.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The UK National Health Service (NHS) is in the worst crisis since its creation, UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday.

    "The NHS is facing its worst crisis since it was founded. The NHS will be over £2 billion [$2.97 billion at the current exchange rate] in debt by the end of the year," Corbyn said, as quoted in the Labour Party statement.

    He added that the government was failing to meet its own targets in the sphere of healthcare, including cancelled operations, cancer treatment times and waiting times of emergency services.

    The NHS is the publicly funded health care system in the United Kingdom. The majority of the services it provides are free of charge for the country's population.

    According to a number of studies, NHS performance has dropped in recent years amid austerity cuts introduced by the ruling Conservative Party.

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