Medical facilities’ profits have increased – Armenian minister

Medical facilities’ profits have increased – Armenian minister

December 27, 2012 | 11:25

YEREVAN. – In January-November 2012, the 451 health care organizations
in Armenia have paid AMD 12.1 billion (approx. $29,731,013) in taxes
to the state budget, Health Minister Derenik Dumanyan informed during
Thursday’s Cabinet meeting.

This amount is 16.6 percent more as compared with the year past, and
the profit tax that was paid within this amount is 79 percent more.
The income tax and social security tax payments have increased, too.

`The progressive growth in the profit tax, as compared with the income
tax, shows that the salaries of the medical workers are increasing
unequivalently with the growth in revenues, [and] the regional
governors are warned about this,’ the health minister said.

In his turn, State Revenue Committee Deputy Chairman Armen Alaverdyan
noted that the amount of taxes, which the country’s medical facilities
have paid for six months, is concerning, but there are positive trends
in the recent months.

`More than half of the hospitals, however, are not showing an increase
that is equivalent to the economic growth, [and] therefore we have
intensified control efforts,’ Alaverdyan said.

From: A. Papazian