ArmInfo. The Commission for the Prevention of Corruption initiated proceedings against Healthcare Minister Arsen Torosyan on the basis of a clear conflict of interest.
The proceedings are based on data.hetq.am, according to which the Ministry of Health signed agreements on the provision of services with the MIBS company, the director of which is Arsen Torosyan's wife, Vardanush Tevanyan. According to the source, after the appointment of Torosyan as Minister in May 2018, the Ministry of Health signed 5 agreements with MIBS for a total of 124 million drams. Meanwhile, prior to his appointment to this position, two agreements on the provision of services were concluded between the Ministry and MIBS.
"MIBS" (Medical Institute named after Sergei Berezin, former Medical Diagnostic Center of the International Institute of Biological Systems – MDC MIBS), was established in 2003 with the attraction of only private investment. The main activity is the creation of a network of diagnostic centers in the Russian Federation and neighboring countries to provide the population with high-tech methods of diagnosis and treatment. Earlier, the Yerevan branch of MIBS was headed by Arsen Torosyan.