GYUMRI, September 4. /ARKA/. A new medical canter opened today in Gyumri city of Shirak region in Armenia, ARKA correspondent reports.
Some $14 million were invested in the construction. Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, Health Minister Derenik Dumanyan, World Bank Yerevan Office Henry Kerali, and some other officials were present at the opening ceremony.
“The construction was made in the framework of Armenian President’s program on proportionate development of regions,” Mr. Dumanyan said at the ceremony.
Now Shirak region’s residents can get the necessary medical service in the new center instead of going to Yerevan. Health Minister also added that the medical center, equipped with the modern technology, makes it possible for doctors to make surgeries, even the most serious, and the center workers can take internships abroad.
On his side, Health Programs Implementation Office Chief Gurgen Dumanyan said the investments in the construction of the center totaled nearly $14 million, of them $3.5 million were injected in supplying the center with the modern technology.
World Bank invested $10.4 million, and the Armenian side- nearly $3.5 million. The Office Chief also said the center can serve not only Armenian residents, but also Armenian populated Javakhk in Georgia.
The staff will be made up of 510 workers: 119 doctors, 279 nurses, 90 junior nurses, and 22 administrative and technical workers. During his visit to Gyumri Armenian President also visited the renovated Austrian hospital of Mother and Child. -0-