ArmInfo.At the medical center "Surb Grigor Lusavorich", led by Ara Minasyan - the matchmaker of the ex-President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, violations were revealed following the results of the inspections. The materials were sent to the General Prosecutor's Office with the purpose of finding out the elements for the possible initiation of a criminal case. The Minister of Health of Armenia Arsen Torosyan told journalists on July 19.
In addition to technical violations, Torosyan specified, violations were detected in terms of obtaining funds from the state budget for the treatment of patients with phantoms. "That is, the patients did not go to the hospital for treatment, they did not receive treatment, but the state paid for this service," he said. Speech, as the minister pointed out, is about payments within the social package, the beneficiaries of which in 2016 were to undergo preventive medical examination, for which the state pays 8 thousand drams. "90% of them were registered for inpatient treatment, and for each of the budget an amount of 100 to 200 thousand drams was paid," he said.
At this stage, similar facts have been revealed for the amount of 300 million drams. Soon, according to the head of the Ministry of Health, similar checks will be conducted in a number of other medical centers. Perhaps, he noted, the agency will publish a list of hospitals that are subject to verification. According to the operational plan of inspections, he said, in particular, all major medical centers will be checked. It is also planned to introduce the institution of the representative of the State Health Agency in all major hospitals. To note, according to the Armenian media, the Minister of Health of Armenia Arsen Torosyan intends to fire the matchmaker Serzh Sargsyan - the director of the medical center "Surb Grigor Lusavorich" Ara Minasyan, and appoint a friend to this post. Earlier, the staff of the Yerevan Medical Center "Surb Grigor Lusavorich" issued a statement demanding to stop the campaign launched by the Ministry of Health of Armenia against the hospital. In particular, the doctors and employees of the center consider the political campaign a desire to displace director Ara Minasyan in the context of allegations of abuse before the end of the audit.