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Transfer of Medical Patients to Armenia from Artsakh Restored by the Red Cross

Red Cross

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Artsakh announced today that the transfer of medical patients to medical centers in Armenia by the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been restored. This development comes after a ten-day total blockade that caused significant challenges for patients in need of urgent medical care.

Fifteen patients from the Republican Medical Center CJSC, accompanied by nine companions, were successfully transferred to specialized medical centers in the Republic of Armenia on June 25, 2023. The process was facilitated and accompanied by the Artsakh office of the ICRC. However, many medical patients are still awaiting their transfer to Armenia and return to Artsakh.

During the day, an additional sixteen medical patients, along with their companions, are scheduled to be transported back to Artsakh from Armenia using ICRC vehicles. Furthermore, the ICRC plans to transport urgently needed medicines and medical supplies to Artsakh to address the healthcare needs of the region.

As of now, four children remain in the neonatal and resuscitation department at the Medical Association "Arevik". Additionally, eight patients are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at the Republican Medical Center CJSC, with three of them in critical condition.

The restoration of medical patient transfers by the ICRC Artsakh office is a significant step in alleviating the humanitarian crisis in the region. The continued efforts of the ICRC are crucial in ensuring access to essential medical care for those in need in Artsakh.


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