ArmInfo.The Prosecutor of the Shirak region filed a petition to Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Armenia Arsen Torosyan to eliminate the shortcomings in the work of Akhuryan Medical Center CJSC of the Shirak region that were identified during the investigation of the murder and suicide in the village of Basen.
According to the investigation, it turned out that a resident of the village of Basen, Albert Kandalyan, at 05:00 hours on May 24, 2019, with the intention of killing the neighboring residents, Susanna Kadalyan and her son Vahagn Kandalyan, went into the stable, where Susanna milked the cow, and inflicted a lot of it stab wounds in the back and neck. From the received knife wounds the woman died.
Then he entered the house where Vahagn's nephew slept and stabbed him. However, meeting resistance, A. Kandalyan did not finish the crime, ran away home and hanged himself there.
According to the appointed post-mortem outpatient forensic psychiatric examination of Albert Kandalyan, the latter was registered in the psychiatric office of the Akhuryan Medical Center with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia from June 27, 2009.
During his last visits to the psychiatrist, he expressed delusional thoughts about the persecution, complained of insomnia, which could be considered signs of an exacerbation of mental illness.
Albert Kandalyan repeatedly expressed delusional thoughts about his sister Susanna Kandalyan, believing that she could harm or kill children and other family members.
Given this circumstance, the expert commission concluded that Albert Kandalyan at the time of the commission of the act incriminated to him was in an insane state. According to preliminary conclusions, there is no evidence that anyone could have brought Kandalyan to suicide.
In this regard, it was decided to terminate part of the case on the possibility of committing suicide. However, the preliminary investigation established that after registering with the psychiatric office of the Medical Center, Albert Kandalyan received appropriate medications before May 11, 2019. He himself did not come to the doctor, especially recently, his wife came for them. The doctor himself did not visit the patient. From 2013 to May 11, 2019, the psychiatrist recorded the same pathological conditions in Albert Kandalyan, he received the same medications. However, not only was there no improvement, but, on the contrary, a deterioration occurred. That did not receive due attention from the psychiatrist who supervises and treats Albert Kandalyan. The psychiatrist did not personally accept the patient, did not organize home visits. Given these circumstances, the Shirak region prosecutor Karen Gabrielyan filed a petition to the Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Armenia Arsen Torosyan. He suggested taking measures to eliminate shortcomings in the work of Akhuryan Medical Center CJSC in the Shirak region, to eliminate their causes, to hold accountable the employees who made omissions in their work, to exclude further such phenomena by the employees of the psychiatric office of the said medical center and to strengthen control over the rendered them medical help.