PRESIDENT OF THE ARTSAKH REPUBLIC BAKO SAHAKYAN MET WITH THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WORKERS
Monday, 11 February 2013 22:26
On 11 February President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan met
with the health care system workers and discussed issues and existing
problems related to the development of the sphere and the prospects
for their solution.
Healthcare minister Zoya Lazaryan and responsible representatives of
the structure delivered corresponding reports.
The Head of State noted that Artsakh was always prominent for its
high-quality medical staff, well-known beyond its borders, which
creates reliable basis for maintaining the formed traditions and
imparting new quality to the development of the field.
Qualifying the health sector as one of the key national security
components President Sahakyan emphasized the necessity of elaborating
a health development doctrine based on securing appropriate healthcare
access to the broad population strata, increasing its quality and
efficiency, from primary medical care up to specialized medical
treatment, as well as issues related to the proper distribution of
material, financial and cadre resources.
According to Bako Sahakyan in recent years serious work has been
carried out by the state in the field of healthcare, directed towards
increasing financial resources allocated to the sector, improving the
building conditions of healthcare institutions, raising the employees’
salaries. Special attention was paid to the proportionate development
of healthcare in the regions.
At the same time the President noted that there was still a range of
unsolved pivotal issues related to realizing corresponding reforms,
outlining prospects for the sphere’s further development as well as
selection and proper distribution of cadres.
President Sahakyan considered important advocating healthy life-style
parallel with consistent rising of medical service quality, which
will enable to reach a qualitatively new level of public health care
and prevent numerous diseases. Within this context, the Head of the
State underlined the need for close cooperation with corresponding
structures and involvement of preschool institutions and schools as
the initial link adding that healthy population and preservation of
national gene pool is of sphere’s crucial tasks.
National Assembly speaker Ashot Ghoulyan, premier Ara Haroutyunyan,
other officials partook at the event.
From: A. Papazian