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.