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 Thursday, July 9 2020 14:52
Alexandr Avanesov

During state of emergency, Ministry of Healthcare of Armenia will be  entitled to manage private clinics 

During state of emergency, Ministry of Healthcare of Armenia will be  entitled to manage private clinics 

ArmInfo.  During a state of  emergency, the Ministry of Healthcare of Armenia will be given the  right to manage health facilities, regardless of ownership. At the  July 9 sitting, the RA Government approved amendments to the Law on  the State of Emergency and the Code of Administrative Offenses.

According to Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Armenia Arsen  Torosyan, the bills are scheduled to enter into force immediately  after their adoption in the country's parliament. In particular, it  is proposed to establish that in emergency situations caused by  epidemics, the Ministry of Healthcare will have the right to manage  any private hospitals, regardless of ownership (except for military  hospitals of the Ministry of Defense). In addition, the Ministry of  Healthcare will have the right to obligatorily involve doctors, as  well as resident students and even unskilled workers in medical work.  Engagement would be mandatory, non- participation in the work will be  punishable by a fine in the amount of 300 thousand to 500 thousand  drams.  Moreover, in each specific case, it will be stipulated in  what volumes and limits the Ministry of Healthcare will manage  hospitals for private owners.

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