YEREVAN, MAY 11, ARMENPRESS. On May 11, 9 patients in serious condition were transferred from Artsakh to Armenian specialized medical centers by an ambulance accompanied by Russian peacekeepers, and another 21 are still waiting for their transfer, ARMENPRESS reports, the Ministry of Healthcare of Artsakh informs.
"Considering that since April 29, due to the obstacles caused by the Azerbaijani side, the International Committee of the Red Cross has stopped the transportation of Artsakh’s patients to Armenia, as a result of which 30 patients were deprived of the opportunity of transportation, the Artsakh side had to turn to the support of Russian peacekeepers for transporting those patients needing urgent medical intervention to Armenian medical facilities in order to save their lives. And the remaining 21 patients are under the supervision of Artsakh doctors, who are taking all possible measures to prevent further deterioration of their health condition," the ministry informed.
Artsakh’s Healthcare Ministry stressed the importance of urgently restoring the humanitarian transportation of patients and medicines carried out by the Red Cross, without any hindrance or supervisory intervention by the Azerbaijani side.
ICRC has not carried out humanitarian transportations since April 29.