ArmInfo. The National Oncology Center of Excellence will be opened by the end of 2017, Armenian Health Minister Levon Altounyan stated at the budget hearings in Parliament on November 4.
According to Altounyan, first of all there is a need to start with cancer decease prevention. "We can open a number of centers, but that will not promote to decrease the risk level, we should start with prevention, which is largely practiced whole over the world .We should start a campaign for a healthy lifestyle, even increase the tobacco prices," Minister mentioned.
He also considers necessary to improve the quality of the cancer treatment. "We should develop a methodology that will provide an available domestic treatment," the Minister stated. To note, the Health Sector allocations for 2017 are expected to form 85 mln 772 thousand AMD