Armenian Medical Association Protests Against Government’s Decision

ARMENIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PROTESTS AGAINST GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO DRAFT
RESERVE DOCTORS TO ARMY

YEREVAN, DECEMBER 6. ARMINFO. Armenian Medical Association is
protesting against the Government’s decision to call up reserve
doctors to the army for two years.

The president of the association Paronak Zelveryan says that this
President approved decision stipulates that drafted to the army
should be doctors with master’s degree and those having three and more
children. Zelveryan is indignant that doctors with scientific degrees
should be called up to the army. He calls groundless the Government’s
motivation that the army needs doctors. This is a violation of the
very law on draft, he says.

For 10 years already Yerevan State Medical University’s Military
Medical Department has been graduating highly qualified doctors for
the army. Where is the personnel of the Defence Ministry then?

So the association is ready to cooperate with the Ministry urging
the Government to revise its decision and to analyze the deficiencies
causing lack of doctors in the army. The association urges all NGOs and
scientific and educational companies to speak up on the issue. “We are
ready to take part in any discussion of this problem,” says Zelveryan.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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