Society 13:48 14/01/2020 Armenia

Residents continue protesting closure of maternity hospital in Armenian town

Residents of Yeghvard, a town and urban municipal community in Armenia's Kotayk Province, continue protesting the government’s decision to close the local maternity hospital.

The protests were sparked by the decision of the Ministry of Health that mandated the closure of state-funded maternity hospitals handling fewer than 150 childbirths annually.

Protesters claim the maternity hospital caters to more than 18 villages, adding Yerevan is hard to reach for many villagers especially during the winter months.

“Let them close maternity hospitals in Yerevan, not the one here. The employees of this hospital should be granted a hero’s title, since they have held firm to the hospital and saved human lives. And now they want to close the hospital, why?” protesters state, adding the closure of the hospital will leave 10 people unemployed. .

They stress before talking about a demographic growth the government needs to provide people with jobs for them to be able to take care of their children.

“This hospital employs 10 people, let them dismiss that 10 people, what next?” a protester complained. 



Source Panorama.am
Share |
Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

20:30
NSS and emergency ministry officers join Police forces to oversee the restrictions of public movement
Officers of Armenia’s National Security Service, the Military Police as well as the Ministry of Emergency Situations will join Police...
19:54
Around 25 Armenian citizens stranded at Domodedovo airport in Moscow – Embassy
The Armenian Embassy in Russia maintains contact with Armenian citizens in Domodedovo airport of Moscow, the Embassy said in a statement on...
19:31
CoE Commissioner warns against undermining media during pandemic
Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic warned on Friday that the measures imposed in a number of countries during the...
19:15
ADB lowers growth estimates for Armenia to 2.2% in 2020
Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday estimated Armenia’s economic growth to slow down to 2,2 per cent in the current fiscal (2020-21)....
19:00
Trump suggests wearing a scarf against coronavirus
President Donald Trump on Wednesday recommended wearing a scarf over the face to prevent the spread of coronavirus, even though the efficacy of...
18:39
Works underway to reduce pile-ups at Bagratashen checkpoint on Armenian-Georgian border – SRC
Due to weather conditions in March, the checkpoint of Upper Lars has mainly been closed, Armenia’s State Revenue Committee reported. As...
17:06
PM follows lung ventilation devices rehabilitation process
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today visited the Engineering City of Armenia, accompanied by Minister of Defense David Tonoyan and Minister of...
16:11
Five criminal cases launched into electoral violations in Artsakh
The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Artsakh has launched criminal cases into violations recorded during the March 31 general...
15:52
Legendary shoe designer Sergio Rossi dies at 84
Sergio Rossi, the celebrated Italian shoe designer, has died at the age of 84. The cause of death for the master cordwainer, who founded one of...
15:48
Merkel ends her self-quarantine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended her self-quarantine and returned to the chancellery on Friday after testing negative for coronavirus...
15:38
Armenian ombudsman: Authorities should resort more to alternatives to deprivation of liberty
The confirmed coronavirus infections among the employees of Vardashen Penitentiary in Yerevan rose serious concerns about persons deprived of...
14:48
Indian couple names newborn twins Corona and Covid amid coronavirus lockdown
Coronavirus fever has taken a strange turn in India, with a couple naming their newborn twins Corona and Covid – reportedly to remind them...
14:32
Robert Kocharyan taken back to prison from Yerevan hospital
After receiving inpatient care at Erebouni Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan was transferred back to...
14:11
Buses set to transport health workers to hospitals in Yerevan
By the decision of Commandant Tigran Avinyan and upon the instruction of Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan, buses belonging to the Yerevan community...
13:39
Malaysian government apologizes after advising wives to avoid 'nagging' during coronavirus lockdown
The Malaysian government was forced to apologize after its Women's Development Department published a series of sexist "tips" to...
13:31
History Museum of Armenia among top 10 CIS museums
The TourStat agency has ranked the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan among top 10 CIS history and culture museums for visits, virtual tours...
13:10
World Bank allocates $3 million to Armenia to combat coronavirus
In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, and recently in Armenia, the World Bank is supporting the government’s...
12:44
Soldier fatally wounded in Artsakh
A soldier of the Artsakh Defense Army suffered fatal gunshot wounds in the military post of a south-eastern military unit on Friday, shortly...
12:34
Global coronavirus cases pass one million mark as deaths exceed 50,000
Global deaths from COVID-19 have tonight passed the 50,000 mark after Italy announced 760 new fatalities in 24 hours, Euronews reports....
12:17
Russia urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to refrain from using force
Moscow calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to refrain from using force and return to the negotiating table, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman...
12:00
RSF criticizes bill restricting access to environmental information in Armenia
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) took to Twitter on Thursday to warn against a draft law that restricts access to environmental information in...
11:25
Armenia’s coronavirus cases climb to 736 as of April 3
Armenia has confirmed 73 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 736 in the country as of 11 a.m. Friday, April 3, the...
11:14
US Senator Martha McSally calls on WHO director to resign
US Senator Martha McSally is calling on the World Health Organization director general to step down over what she deems his assistance in...
11:03
Health minister: 10 more people recover from coronavirus in Armenia
Ten more people have recovered from the novel coronavirus in Armenia, bringing the total number of recoveries to 43 in the country, Minister of...
10:50
'I just take life as it comes along': World's oldest man is 112 years old
A British pensioner has just been the crowned the world's oldest man after he celebrated his 112th birthday. Born on March 29, 1908,...
10:34
Armenia reports seventh coronavirus death
Armenia reported its seventh death from the novel coronavirus late on Thursday. The victim was identified as a 76-year-old woman who had...
10:00
China to mourn coronavirus victims on April 4
China will hold a national mourning Saturday for martyrs who died in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and...
20:28
Number of houses damaged by Azerbaijani fire in Baghanis village
On March 30, 2020 at about 18:30 the adversary opened fire from its combats positions  toward Baghanis village of Tavush region....
20:14
Serzh Sargsyan visits Yerablur pantheon
On the fourth anniversary of the April War of 2016, Armenia’s former president Serzh Sargsyan visited Yerablur Military Pantheon on...
19:38
Police charges 248 citizens in one day with violating movement restriction and quarantine rules
The Police of Armenia continues implementing the Commandant’s directive on the restriction on public movement to prevent the spread of...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}