110 patients to have free operations at Nork-Marash Center

ARMENPRESS

110 PATIENTS TO HAVE FREE HEART OPERATIONS AT NORK-MARASH CENTER

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 15, ARMENPRESS: Some 110 Armenians with serious
heart problems will be operated on this year free of charge at
Nork-Marash Medical Center in Yerevan. As many patients with heart
problems were also eligible to this free medical service in 2007.
Nork-Marash Center director, Mrs. Lydia Muradian, said to
Armenpress that the government has released 170 million drams, as much
as in 2007, to cover the cost of these operations. Six patients have
been already operated on this year.
The privilege is reserved for patients from low-income families who
are recipients of poverty allowances.
Mrs. Muradian said the Center has asked the government to lower the
ceiling of eligibility as last year they had to reject 20 patients
with serious heart problems.
Overall last year some 860 heart operations were performed by
doctors of this center. The mortality rate is very low-3-6 percent,
Mrs.. Muradian said.

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