Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   19 April

Armenian doctors provide surgical and therapeutic assistance to patients during humanitarian mission in Syria

YEREVAN, MARCH 7, ARMENPRESS. The group consisting of humanitarian deminers, doctors and Armenian specialists, while in Syria on a humanitarian mission, launched the demining works on February 19, the Humanitarian Demining and Expert Center SNCO told Armenpress.

As of today, the Armenian specialists have demined over 10510 square meters of land. “Hundreds of anti-tank and other types of mines have been eliminated. The doctors involved in the humanitarian mission carry out activities in the military hospital of Aleppo and university clinics. From February 18 to today, the Armenian doctors, jointly with their Syrian colleagues, have provided 50 surgical and nearly 100 therapeutic assistance to the patients”, the Center said, adding that one doctor each day is involved in the demining group. “The humanitarian aid to the Syrian people continues”, the Center said in the statement.

A group consisting of humanitarian deminers, doctors and Armenian specialists ensuring their safety, a total of 83 people, arrived in Syria’s Aleppo on February 8 aimed at providing professional humanitarian support to the Syrian people.

The deployment, status, functions and security issues of the Armenian specialists in Syria will be settled in accordance with the Armenian legislation. The transportation and provision issues of the Armenian specialists are being carried out by the assistance of the Russian side.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan

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