YEREVAN, February 12. / ARKA /. The number of people eligible to free health care has increased by 270,000 from January 1, 2014 thanks to a set of health reforms, deputy health minister Vahan Poghosyan told a news conference today.
According to the official numbers, until January 1, 2014 around one million citizens were eligible to state-guaranteed free medical care and medical aid , including children under 7 and military personnel and members of their families.
The reforms had been developed and presented to the government by the ministry, he said. Poghosyan said also the reforms specified and approved all the types of free and preferential medical services and also the additional medical care provided to needy segments of the population and targeted social groups.
The deputy minister mentioned also that according to the reforms, prices for medical services must be approved based on the conclusions of a minister-created pricing omission. -0-