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Palliative care clinic opens at National Oncology Center of Armenia – Public Radio of Armenia

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today visited the National Oncology Center (NCO) VA Fanarjyan under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia and attended the event dedicated to the opening of the new clinic of palliative care and the 75th anniversary of the creation of the NCO. Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan, Deputy Mayors of Yerevan Tigran Avinyan and Gevorg Simonyan, MPs Arsen Torosyan and Narek Zeynalyan, directors of medical centers in Armenia, partners from the Russian Federation, France, Georgia and other officials participated in the event.

Prime Minister Pashinyan, accompanied by Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan and Director of the National Oncology Center Narek Manukyan, visited the newly opened clinic, got acquainted with the work performed and the conditions created. The officials concerned presented the orientations of the clinic’s activities and programs to the head of government. It was reported that the palliative care clinic, equipped with modern medical equipment, meets international hospital standards and is ready to provide quality and accessible medical services.

It was noted that to modernize the main building, large-scale construction and technical re-equipment works have been carried out, new services will be provided, some of which are exclusive to Armenia. The palliative care clinic will have 26 wards with 30 beds, a separate socio-psychological service team that will work not only with patients, but also with their relatives. The staff includes 45 workers. The total capital investment is AMD 306 million, which was made at the expense of NCO savings.

The Prime Minister also visited the construction site of the new technological building of the non-commissioned officer, got acquainted with the construction process. Nikol Pashinyan received details of the work carried out in the radiation oncology department.

In the presence of the head of government, the scientific and educational conference hall bearing the name of the professor of the National Oncology Center Hayrapet Galstyan was also solemnly inaugurated.

Addressing the participants, Prime Minister Pashinyan said:

“Dear Minister,

Dear guests,

Dear attendees,

First of all, I would like to congratulate us all on the 75th anniversary of the VA Fanarjyan National Oncology Center and I would like to thank all the people who have dedicated themselves and contributed to the development of the field in Armenia. . One of the well-known contributors is present here, and I am happy that on the occasion of this jubilee we also have such a room.

To be honest, today’s visit is very important to me, because when we have discussions on these issues in the offices, it is very important to come and see what these discussions have led and resulted in. Even for me, it was pleasantly unexpected to say a public health institution, we can now understand such an infrastructure and such a phenomenon, and of course we understand that we should support the public and private sectors equally, in order to ‘encourage competition in a certain sense, so that we can ensure the development of the sector under the conditions of their correct, honest and fair competition. I am happy that we can see with such examples that this policy can bring results.

I am glad to see that public and private companies and organizations in the health sector are also on the list of large taxpayers, which is extremely important, because these budgetary revenues are also used to finance the health sector.

The National Oncology Center is, of course, one of the most important health institutes in our country, and we live in a time when having a tumor is not a condemnation, and especially at this rate of development of modern technologies, cancer has already classified among ordinary diseases. I am glad that we are able to move step by step towards a situation where this perception will be fully established in the Republic of Armenia.

And, of course, the most important thing for us is to do everything so that we do not have to treat diseases, but to be able to create a policy and an environment such that, first, diseases are prevented, diagnosed early and, in the case of initiating this chain of actions, of course, to make the normal or positive outcome more likely. I would like to point out with satisfaction that we are now also focusing on the policy of prevention and early detection of diseases. In addition, we are about to make very important decisions regarding the accelerator of our Institute of Physics, which will help us to detect tumors early and to be able to solve this problem at an appropriate level.

Of course, it is natural that such practical topics should be discussed on the anniversary of the jubilee of such an institution, but returning to the jubilee, I once again want to congratulate you and thank you for the work done. I want to give thanks for what I saw and of course also to express my belief that after completing the interior infrastructure, we will also bring the environment to the same look and level. It is important to change the perception in general.

Once again, I would like to thank, congratulate and express the hope that with the development of such institutions, we will truly have a new level of health care. Although it has to be said that so far healthcare is one of those areas where we have had little to no shame. Even if there were problems, construction of infrastructures, etc., they were solved with time. But in the field of scientific expertise, in the field of the organization of care, we have really achieved very serious successes, and perhaps it is time that this success aligned itself as much as possible with trends and international processes.

It is time for us to have a new level of access to health care covering the whole country, and as we see access to education as an important political issue today, access to health care health in all regions and villages is an equally important political issue. But, of course, that doesn’t mean there should be accelerators everywhere, there should be advanced equipment everywhere. There should be the right infrastructure to ensure that the patient is served correctly in the right link in the chain, so that it is possible to really free some links in the chain from overload and close the gaps in other areas of health, regions, communities, establishments, villages. In this case, we will truly be able to achieve complete harmony.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the National Oncology Center, a group of eminent physicians from the Center received state awards from the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Pashinyan personally presented the state awards and once again congratulated and wished productive work.

As part of the event, the Head of Government viewed the documentary film dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the National Oncology Center.