Going through a short, difficult route together

The third fit of the pain started at midnight. It was as though an invisible hand had seized my abdomen and was squeezing with all its strength. I was out of breath. When the doctors came in I regained my ability of speech. In no time they stuck the needle into my vein and some liquid started to flow into my...

Medical service on the frontline

Ararat military unit is one of the biggest units of Armenia which stands out with its significance. This unit protects the gates of Yerevan – the direction to the capital. Being the biggest unit it has also the biggest army-wide medical clinic. The medical clinic of the unit was built in 2010. It is equipped with appropriate...

The military medicine from health positions

How is it possible to combine the works of two totally different departments only in favor of the activity of the system? Conversation with RA Minister of Health Armen Muradyan

_How will you assess the level of military medicine in Armenia? How consistent is it with developments of military medicine?

_The...

When the measurements change

I must get inspired for the conversation. For that I need to find something interesting, something virtuous in the biography of the hero of my review. Just with these expectations I read his biography. <<The chief of Neurosurgical department of the Central Military Hospital of Ministry of Defense, candidate of...

Central clinical military hospital of RA ministry of Defense

The Central clinical military hospital of Yerevan was created on March 15, 1994 in the period of hard military situation. That war compelled us to have military structures, as well as military medicine. Since the day of its creation the hospital has begun to implement its duties – receiving badly wounded soldiers,...

Central military hospital of Stepanakert

In Artsakh we were met by the head of central military hospital, Lieutenant Colonel of medical service Zori Sadyan. He told us about the way the hospital has passed through as well as he represented us today’s state of the hospital. The central military hospital of Stepanakert began operating on the very first...

Garrison hospital of Zangezur

In 1992 by the order of the Minister of Defense the creation of the garrison hospital of Zangezur started in Syuniq region near community Aghitu. Works on improving housing conditions, creation of logistics base were implemented. In February, 1995 the military hospital could already receive its first patients. Though...

International military-medical cooperation

In 2005 when the Program on Activities of Individual Partnership with NATO was signed the military-medical service of RA armed forces also started to participate in NATO programs on cooperation.

The first international mission in which our military doctors were involved was the peacekeeping mission in Iraq. From...

Our military medicine evolves

Artashes Parsadanyan

Ex-head of military-Medical Department of RA Armed Forces, Colonel, doctor, professor of medical sciences

_When and how was the military medicine formed in Armenia?

The military medicine exists in Armenia from long ago; when...

A soldier between society and army

In order to speak about an infrastructure of any system, first of all it is necessary to look over the whole system. As it is stated by the specialists responsible for the sphere the military-medical service of RA Armed Forces has firm bases. Evidently, the development of that sphere cannot be separated from the whole....

Spirit and Dignity

Conversation with the senior lecturer of the Department of Field Surgery of Military-Medical Faculty of Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi, candidate of medical sciences, Lieutenant Colonel Kamo Shaboyan.
_Mr. Shaboyan, the symbolic image where a person is pictured with a sword in one hand and...

Mission of association was demanded

The health system is the target of the activity of numerous non-governmental organizations. However, very few people are concerned by the problems of the doctors working in more dangerous and extreme situations. That mission in Armenia was taken up by the NGO <<Armenian Association of Military Doctors>>....

A healthy soldier – a combative army

Conversation with RA Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan

 

_Mr. Ohanyan, the number of non-governmental organizations supporting the army, criticizing the shortcomings and deficiencies of the army has increased by one more organization – <<Armenian Association of Military Doctors>>...

High-qualified staff to military-medical sphere

Generation change is one of the main ways to have a sustainable system, but there is one problem; what kind of staff you are going to replace it by. What kind of generation of military doctors is being educated and what are the conditions the present generation is being educated in? Can they take the existing experience...

Always side-by-side

When Dr. Vartkes and Mary V. Najaryan received their awards at this year’s “Ellis Island Medal of Honor” ceremony on May 10, they became the first married couple of any background to receive the award in the same year.
It was just one many “firsts” punctuating the lives of this remarkable couple.
The...

Flight

When the editorial received the next letter of thanks for a military doctor, the head of Orthopedic and Trauma Department of Central Military Hospital of Ministry of Defense, Major Levon Zhamagortsyan, I started to prepare for the interview with him. I started to get interested in the biography, fame and interests of...

Expectations and perspectives as a result of the conference

The army of the Republic of Armenia is only 22 years old but Armenian military art is thousands years old. In the course of the history of more than 4 thousand years the Armenian soldier has fought the Babylonians, Assyrians, Ponticus, Romans, Mongols, Turks, Persians and many others, but the goal of fighting Armenian...

“THERE IS NO GREATER EXPLOIT THAN TO SACRIFICE ONESELF IN THE NAME OF MOTHERLAND”

Interview with the Chairperson of the “The Armenian Association of the Military Service Doctors” NGO M.D., Ph.D Ruzanna G. Khachatryan

-Mrs Khachatryan, our main interest lies in the NGO, which you have recently founded, which is, as...