170 Million For Heart Surgeries


21:13 09/08/2007

For the first time, the government of Armenia set aside 170 million
dollars for those in need of heart surgery. Panorama.am informed
Ruslana Gevorgyan, press spokesperson of the Health Ministry, about
this development.

According to Gevorgyan, 110 persons will be able to undergo surgery
with the alloted amount. Only those who qualify as socially insecure,
those receiving Paros social welfare (with a score of 36), will be able
to utilize this program, in which the surgery will be done for free.

As was informed by Gevorgyan, appropriate documents proving the
applicant is from the most insecure and needy social strata will need
to be presented to use this privilege.