UNDP Supports Medical Centers in Regions with Necessary Equipment
May 4, 2023
Today, two sets of blood transfusion equipment were donated to medical centers in Ijevan and Kapan, and five anesthesia machines to Ijevan, Vardenis, Vayk and Goris medical centers within the scope of UNDP support to the communities in Gegharkunik, Vayots Dzor and Syunik regions affected by the hostilities in September 2022.
The local medical facilities in the affected areas are chronically underequipped, while being at the forefront of responding to healthcare emergencies and ensuring the physical wellbeing of the local populations. At the request of the Ministry of Health of Armenia, in close partnership with the WHO, UNDP procured transferred the medical equipment as a measure to improve the efficiency of the local healthcare services, especially during emergencies.
UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Natia Natsvlishvili, RA First Deputy Minister of Health Lena Nanushyan attended the handover ceremony. “Local hospitals are on the forefront, when emergencies pose risks to the health and wellbeing of the local population, and their preparedness is a guarantee of human life and health under life-threatening conditions. We are convinced that our support will strengthen the capacities of the local hospitals to safeguard public health during emergencies and beyond,” said UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia Natia Natsvlishvili said.
“The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia highly appreciates continuous support of UNDP for the improvement of healthcare system of Armenia. The willingness to support in emergency situations, as well as equip regional hospitals with the latest and primary medical equipment, is especially appreciated. We are sure that in the result of our cooperation, it will be possible to provide qualified medical care not only in the capital city, but also in regional medical institutions” – in her speech mentioned First Deputy Minister of Health Ms Lena Nanushyan.
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