YEREVAN, February 1. / ARKA /. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan attended today the opening of a modern medical center in the town of Abovyan, some 20 km north of the capital city Yerevan.
The new center is the merger of a local hospital and clinic. The modernization cost 846.8 million drams (about $ 2.094 million). Part of the money ($523,500) was allocated by the government and the other part ($1.6 million) was a World Bank loan.
Head of the medical center, Viktoria Mikaelyan, told journalists that the center was constructed in 1980, but since then it saw no repair.
"We are confident that local patients will no longer have to go to Yerevan to get high quality medical care,” she said.
The medical center is equipped with modern equipment, including laparoscopic instruments and surgical lamps LED. -0-