At today’s sitting of the Yerevan Council of Elders, the Council of Elders approved the project on reorganizing a number of polyclinics and uniting other polyclinics.
It should be reminded that it is proposed to reorganize “Polyclinic No. 1”, “Polyclinic No. 5” and “Urban Endocrine Dispensary” CJSC by connecting it to “Polyclinic No. 4”, to reorganize “Arabkir Children’s Polyclinic” by merging “New Arabkir” Health Center Reorganize “Sari Tagh” polyclinic by connecting it to “Polyclinic No. 17”, “Reorganize” Noragavit polyclinic “by connecting it to” No. 13 polyclinic “,” Reorganize “Nubarashen” polyclinic by connecting it to “Nor Aresh” polyclinic “.
Deputy Mayor of Yerevan presenting the project Gevorg Simonyan (in the photo) said that some but important narrow professional services are not provided in the mentioned polyclinics.
For example, according to the deputy mayor, these polyclinics are small, the rates of narrow professional offices and average medical staff are 0.25-0.75, the working hours are on average three hours a day, and the citizen has to visit more than once, some narrow professional offices operate They work one or two days a week or not at all.
“Noragavit” polyclinic does not have dispensaries, oncology, infectious disease rooms, pediatric and adult cardiology, ENT rooms. Such problems are also present in the mentioned other polyclinics.
Simonyan said that the problems are primarily conditioned by the size of the salary, which is also a consequence of the small size of the polyclinic. According to the deputy mayor, the average monthly salary of a doctor in a narrow professional office serving children in the mentioned polyclinics is 78,000 drams, and a nurse 40,000 drams. “I am ashamed to read this number. The salary of an adult doctor is 86 thousand drams, that of a nurse is 44 thousand drams. ”
Along with the report of the project, a video was shown, which showed the unfavorable condition of these reorganized polyclinics.
Gevorg Simonyan also said that, for example, pregnant women attached to Polyclinic No. 1 are sent to another medical institution to undergo the necessary inaccessible tests due to the lack of appropriate equipment. Besides, the number of residents attached to the mentioned polyclinics is decreasing in the last five years, because, as Simonyan clarified, the volume of services is not enough ․ “If we do not solve this problem at the moment, we will be in a worse situation in a few years.”
These polyclinics also have financial problems: insufficient financial resources, budget gap, accumulated debts. “Thanks to this recovery, we hope the debts will be paid off. We have polyclinics where there are salary debts, they do not receive salaries for months. ”
Independent member of the Council of Elders Isabella Abgaryan He said: “What is presented to us proves, roughly speaking, that the state washes its hands of polyclinics and says that it wants to see polyclinics that are able to support themselves financially and provide good services. My newly recruited son visited the polyclinic near Margaryan Hospital, he went three times again to see an eye doctor. It is widespread in all polyclinics. The doctors say that the staff has been reduced from the ministry. You said you assessed the needs. Have you also assessed the needs of the residents? For example, the distance between the residence and the polyclinic, the proximity to the place of residence. ”
In response, Gevorg Simonyan said that most of his report was focused on what health problem this solves, and an assessment of the availability and quality of health services was made.
“I will share your concern about the availability, perhaps, with regard to the first polyclinic, but with very big reservations, because there is a small polyclinic there now, it has big debts, it is in a bad condition. As a result of the change, the residents who should have arrived in five minutes will now arrive in 7-8 minutes. They will get incomparably better benefits by walking a few more minutes. ”
In response to Ani Khachatryan’s question from the Luys faction, you are closing the polyclinics, aren’t you? Then, the deputy mayor clarified, we are not closing polyclinics ․
As for Khachatryan’s statement that Gevorg Simonyan did not bring the “plague” working style of his former workplace (former Deputy Minister of Health) to the mayor’s office, Simonyan said, “There were organizations that were dissolved, I think it is right if If I had the chance, in some cases I would have voted in favor. Please bring an example where the population has suffered. “
In response to the question about the availability of the polyclinic for the residents of Kond, Simonyan asked Khachatryan: Leo polyclinic serves only adults, where are the children served? “Children are taken away by their parents, who are young,” said Khachatryan. Simonyan also mentioned that he can take his child to an adult. And if he does not have it, then, as the deputy mayor said, there is a family doctor’s service ․ “Good, bad, the polyclinics are performing, we must make sure that they perform better. If there is a problem with movement, let them call a doctor. “
In the end, the project was adopted.