Over 100 Artsakh patients deprived of access to media care in Armenia

Armenia – May 16 2023

Russian peacekeeping forces on Tuesday facilitated the transfer of nine severely ill patients from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to Armenia, the Artsakh Health Ministry said.
Medical evacuations were previously carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The ICRC had to suspend them on 29 April after Azerbaijan set up a checkpoint in the Lachin Corridor, the sole road in or out of Artsakh. The supply of medicine to Artsakh has also been suspended.

“More than 100 patients have been deprived of access to medical aid in Armenia due to the impossibility of their transportation in recent weeks. 25 of them require urgent transfer to Armenia,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.