YEREVAN, December 26. /ARKA/. Fifteen Syrian Armenians are already employed by healthcare establishments in Armenia, Armenian Health Minister Derenik Dumanyan said Wednesday at a news conference. Half of them are successfully working in provinces.
The minister said that Armenian provinces are still in want of medical specialists.
“There are 86 doctors per every 10,000 people in Yerevan, while in province only 17.7,” he said adding that 259 doctor jobs remain vacant in provinces. Anesthesiologists, pediatricians, cardiologists, neurologists, surgeons, obstetrician-gynecologists are highly demanded in provincial medical centers.
“We have sent 25 young specialists to provinces in September and other 29 to regions for one-to-three-month terms,” he said.
Duman said that the problem can be solved by increasing the number of state-paid students in the Yerevan State Medical University to send them to provinces after graduation. -0-