ArmInfo. The parliament of Armenia at the meeting on December 4 in the second and final reading amended the law "On the legal status in conditions of martial law."
According to the Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Armenia Levon Hakobyan, the changes are connected with the need to create a unified healthcare management system and effectively solve the emerging problems in the conditions of military operations and martial law. The deputy minister stressed that there are gaps in the country's legislation that need to be filled, especially taking into account the situation and the possibility of the resumption of hostilities. He noted that in the 1990s, many health facilities were privatized. In addition, as a result of the decentralization policy, the primary health care system has been transferred to local governments. Currently, there are 125 medical centers in the republic, of which 51 are in Yerevan. 68 health facilities are in the department of regional administrations, 38 are in private ownership and 7 are in other departments. In addition, there are 368 primary care units, of which 86 are polyclinics. In total, there are 17 medical centers and one primary link for the provision of medical care on the balance sheet of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia, which is fully justified in peaceful conditions, but can lead to problems in a state of martial law. The bill establishes an authorized body represented by the Ministry of Health, which will conclude agreements with medical centers. Medical institutions will be able to receive compensation for losses incurred during wartime in peacetime.