HEALTH MINISTRY REPORTS 48 CASES OF SNAKEBITE
Resident of the village of Voskehat G. Vardanyan has been transported
to Ashtarak hospital with a snakebite today. Doctors say her state of
health is `normal.’ Press Adviser of the Minister of Health Ruslana
Gevorgyan told a correspondent of Panorama that 48 cases of snakebites
have been registered throughout the republic since August 10. Last
year, their number totaled 74.
Gevorgyan assured all health institutions are supplied with enough
antigiurza (an anti-snake medicine). One bottle of antigiurza costs
50,000 Armenian drams and the total treatment costs 78,000 which is
covered by the state, minister adviser said.