March 25 2004
ONASSIS FOUNDATION HELPS ESTABLISH NEW CARDIOVASCULAR CENTER IN
YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS: A new cardiovascular surgical
center was inaugurated in Yerevan today with the financial support of
the Greek Onassis Foundation in the premises, owned by Yerevan
Medical University. The building was completely repaired, while
medical equipment came as a donation from the Greek Foundation.
One of the major peculiarities of the new Center is that patients
are discharged the next day after being operated on, and unlike a
similar center at Erebuni hospital, not only operations on heart are
performed, but also other congenital disorders are mended. Though six
specialists of the center were trained in Greece, the first
operations are going to be performed by guest surgeons from Greece
with listed patients from Middle East waiting for their turn already.
The rector of Yerevan Medical University, Vilen Hakobian,
expressed hope that adolescent patients should be operated free, as
part of state order. Greek ambassador to Armenia, Antonios Vlavianos,
education and science, social affairs ministers and other dignitaries
were present at the opening ceremony.