The Chinese Sinopharm, Russian Sputnik V and Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccines are now available in Armenia.
Armenia’s official unemployment rate rose to 17% in the first quarter of 2021, the highest amongst all Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries.
Armenia saw the highest agricultural sector growth among all Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) countries during the first half of 2021, this according to data published by the EAEU’s executive body the Eurasian Economic Commission.
The EEC recently decided that there was the need for to draft a set of regulations for nicotine-containing products that are not considered tobacco products and are not included in existing technical regulations.
“Let's not talk about the amount of money at this moment, until the fund is audited,” Arshamyan told reporters.
Novosti writes that approval was based on III stage clinical test data in Russia and that the drug will not be tested in Armenia.
Thus, 1/3 of the vaccines to be used in Armenia will be AstraZeneca, although data on the effectiveness of its use among the elderly is limited.
While many countries have begun to vaccinate people against Covid-19, Armenia is still negotiating with the major vaccine manufacturers to get the drug.
Thus, every 45th person with coronavirus has died and every fourth tested is diagnosed with coronavirus.
The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reports that fifteen of its trucks delivered humanitarian aid, which arrived the day before by rail from Russia, to distribution points in Stepanakert, Martuni, Martakert and Askeran.
Artsakh’s healthcare system was swamped during the recent war. Today, in the post-war period, four of the seventeen medical institutions in Artsakh are under Azerbaijani control.
Ministry of Health Spokesperson Alina Nikoghosyan today told Hetq that the Armenian-made COVID-19 test kits were put to use just a week ago and that paperwork caused the delay.
Hundreds of people per day are tested for then coronavirus. But are those locally produced test kits reliable? Hetq has examined the production process and our findings raise a few concerns.
40% of drugs were imported to Armenia from Russia.
Armenia’s Ministry of Health reports that 56,300 Covid-19 test kits remain for use in the country and that there are no plans to purchase more anytime soon.
Recently some Etchmiadzin residents have contacted Hetq to complain that while they show some coronavirus-like symptoms (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue) and have called the Ministry of Health hot line, they have been refused tests si
A Hetq team of reporters visit the town of Etchmiadzin, now the epicenter of the virus in Armenia, to see firsthand what local drugstores have in stock and what they are charging customers.
The NYTimes article states that pollution in Yerevan on the worst air quality day in 2019 reached 153µg/m3. In Gyumri, Armenia’s 2nd city, the number was 104µg/m3; in Vanadzor - 103µg/m3; and Stepanakert - 75 µg/m3:
Not only does Armenia import the bulk of its canned fish and caviar from Russia, it also exports most of its domestic canned fish to Russia, at three times the price.
A recent Hetq investigation of medical malpractice cases in Armenia shows that a mere 3.6% of them reached the courts, the majority either being dismissed, suspended or acquitted.
There are 42 doctors per 10,000 citizens in Armenia, placing Armenia in 40th place in a 2015 World Health Organization study of 53 countries.
The Hetq investigation revealed that in addition to the official market of registered weight loss pills, there is also a “black market” operating in Armenia. Under the guise of 100 % natural capsules, some are freely selling slimming pills that poten
Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) says it has discovered excess amounts of arsenic in fish imported from Armenia.
Investigating both markets, we’ve revealed that in addition to serious legislative shortcomings regarding health supplements, there are people who totally flout the law. Some of these weight loss pills contain the banned ingredient Sibutramine.
There are all kinds of colors. Some are found inside. Some are faded, and others shine. Some are never used or used sparingly.
The EAEU’s website reports that Armenia’s manufacturing sector experienced 12.6% growth, followed by Kyrgyzstan (11.5%), Kazakhstan (7.1%), Belarus (6.1%) and Russia (2.1%).
Cancer is a very expensive disease, which is a serious problem for families all over the world, including Armenia.
The mayor’s supporters are planning a counter-demonstration today.
SFSS violations indicates that there are cases when hazardous products are sent to a second examination, where dangerous products are recognized as safe.
Armenia’s State Food Safety Service: Violating Food Safety Norms Instead of Enforcing Them
50-60% of infectious intestinal cases in 2016-2017 and January of this year were food-related. The main culprit is coming into contact with sick animals or consuming tainted dairy products.
Six tons of Armenian vegetables on their way to Russia were seized at the Upper Lars customs checkpoint on the Georgian-Russian border were destroyed at the Vladikavkaz municipal dump.
The testing was carried out jointly with the State Food Security Service (SFSS).
The other seven were found to contain Escherichia coli bacteria, antibiotics, vegetable oil and higher than acceptable levels of yeast.
Ishkhan Karapetyan, who heads Armenia’s Food Safety Service (FSS), today ridiculed Hetq’s testing of imported and domestic poultry as unscientific and potentially risky.
The other four contained salmonella bacteria, higher than acceptable MAFAM (Mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms) levels, and antibiotics, whose sale is restricted in Armenia and that can only be used by a physician’s prescription.
The other five had higher than acceptable levels of salmonella and MAFAM (Mesophilic aerobic and facultative anaerobic microorganisms), in addition to antibiotics, whose sale is restricted in Armenia and that can only be used by a physician’s prescription.
The wine also accumulates emotions inputted during the whole process - starting from the harvest, ending with bottling.
"We own nothing here. In Syria, we all had our own houses, shops. We aren’t used to paying rent, we’re used to earn what we earn and live quietly. But here, it’s all about rent, be it the house or the workplace. "
The Yerevan office of the United Nations has informed Hetq that it has not had any dealings with a water company in Armenia whose Makour Jour brand carries a label saying “Purchasing Makour Jour, you’ll be helping children”.
Hetq sent samples of six bottled waters, four especially marketed for infants, to a lab for testing. Only two met current health standards. In addition, two of the samples contained an unacceptable amount of MAFAM (Mesophilic Aerobic and Facultative Anaerobic Microorganisms) and one in pseudomonas aerogynosa bacteria.
Before leaving, Greta reminds me that she will become a hairdresser. I say I'll definitely go to her to get my hair cut.
"When you do your job properly, you don’t need to lie, and no one will stand on your way". It’s easy for people to blame the state in all their misfortunes, but one should do his own best to be able to work.
On April 2, a number of business owners are also running for a seat in Armenia’s new parliament alongside state officials and sitting MPs.
Ferrero has defended the quantities of “likely carcinogens” in their chocolate, saying the substances exist “everywhere in the environment”
Foodwatch says that after testing twenty products, ranging from potato chips to chocolate bars, it found that three contained “dangerous” levels of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOAH).
The bulk of medicines shipped to Armenia come from Europe, the United States and Russia. The little that is exported from Armenia goes mostly to the CIS countries and Georgia.
Armenia’s Law on Medical Assistance and Service guarantees that each citizen has the right to receive priority free medical care. In other words, emergency services are free to all regardless of socio- economic status or age. In emergency situations, medical care is also free.
In 2014, emissions into the atmosphere comprised 270,900 tons; 52.6% came from vehicles and 47.4% from stationary sources of emission.