Health Ministry Officials’ statements contradict Ministry Statistics

STATEMENTS OF OFFICIALS OF MINISTRY OF HEALTH OF ARMENIA CONTRADICT
STATISTICS OF THEIR OFFICE

YEREVAN, MARCH 15. ARMINFO. No lethal outcomes because of infectious
diseases were registered in maternity hospital of Armenia during the
last ten years, Head of the Department of Protection of Health of
mother and child of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia
Karine Saribekian informed ARMINFO. She mentioned that no lethal case
because of infectious diseases were registered in hospitals thanks to
new measures on sanitary-epidemiological conditions in the hospitals.

At the same time, according to statistical data of the ministry of
Health provided to ARMINFO, 1,638 cases of infection of newborn
children were registered in hospitals in 2003, 32 of these children
died. 43 children died from infectious diseases in 2002.

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