Wednesday, 26 September

60-Year-Old Diabetic Suffers Alone in a Forgotten Corner of Vanadzor


Gretel Khachatryan, a 60-year-old diabetic living on her own in a dilapidated hut in Vanadzor, needs immediate care.

Her only income is the 25,000 AMD pension she receives.

A 20-gram tube of Betadine, a cream she rubs on her swollen and pus-infected feet, costs 2,100 AMD. She can’t afford to use the cream on a regular basis.

Gretel is slowly wasting away; she’s lost a lot of weight.

After visiting local hospitals, she’s been issued permission for state-assisted medical treatment. She says it’s now too painful to walk and be admitted for in-patient care.

After her grandson died, Gretel can only rely on the kindness of neighbors who periodically visit, helping out at home.

She wants to get admitted to a hospital in June so that her condition doesn’t worsen.


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Comments (1)
1. ani01:21 - 26 May, 2017
my heart is bleeding.. I would like to help a little , even I'm not rich .. Excuse me : is there a wodka bottle on the table ? This would not encourage me to send even little monney - it would just be wasted.
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