By the end of 2017, the level of first aid services in all Armenian penitentiary institutions will be improved and modernized

ARMINFO News Agency, Armenia
July 14, 2017 Friday


By the end of 2017, the level of first aid services in all Armenian
penitentiary institutions will be improved and modernized

Yerevan July 14

17. ArmInfo, Ani Mshetsyan. By the end of 2017, the level of first aid
services in all penal institutions in Armenia will be improved and
modernized. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Justice of the
Republic of Armenia Suren Krmoyan on July 14 in Yerevan during the
conference

"Healthcare in the Penitentiary System: The Experience of Armenia and
Georgia". According to him, the improvement of medical services in
penitentiary institutions is a priority task in the program of the
Armenian government. The Ministry of Justice of Armenia has already
taken the necessary measures to improve the quality of medical
services for prisoners, Krmoyan noted..

In turn, the representative of the Georgian branch of the organization
"International Prison Reform" Bakar Jikia expressed satisfaction with
Armenia's readiness for open cooperation. He expressed the hope that
bilateral cooperation in this format will be productive and long-term.

It should be noted that the conference is organized in connection with
problems with medical assistance in the prison system of the two
states. The participants of the event presented the reforms in the
sphere of medical services in the criminal-correctional institutions
of Armenia and Georgia, exchanged experience in this matter, listened
to the special report of the Armenian Ombudsman on the implementation
of the rights of prison inmates to health care.

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