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.
The Federal Court of Australia has ordered a variety of pain killers, marketed under the name Nurofen and manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser, to be removed from store shelves because they all contain identical contents, despite being marketed to target different types of pain.
The Center, as a leading player in Armenia’s medicine market, is creating unfair business conditions and stifling competition as it wields a powerful boycott tool. This article examines the problems faced by one importer trying to get a toehold in Armenia’s lucrative medicines market.
From 2000 – 2014, while the number of permanent residents in Armenia dropped by 6.4% (207,300), the number of pupils attending public school (grades 1-12) in Armenia dropped by 40%.
Hetq has taken a look at past national elections and has revealed that while the number of residents in Armenia has been decreasing, the number of eligible voters has increased.
Hetq has already covered a number of medical malpractice cases in which none of the doctors involved have been criminally charged. Here’s yet another.
As of 2010, pensions and average salaries have risen and the number of families receiving assistance has fallen. At the same time, the number of those living under the poverty line in 2013 rose by 4.4% when compared to 2008.
It turns out that Armenia’s Ministry of Health, parallel to the government’s decision, has signed another contract with Arfarm Ltd. to purchase DiaZone MR.
Armenia continues to import DiaZone MR, an Indian manufactured drug for Type-2 diabetes sufferers, despite the existence of a better quality French substitute.
Government continues to purchase Indian DiaZone MR despite nasty side effects
From 2012-2015, 18 explosions at natural gas filling stations were reported in Armenia. Four were reported in Yerevan and Kotayk, three incidents occurred in Armavir, and between 1 and 2 were recorded in the provinces of Aragatzotn, Gegharkounik, Vayots Dzor, Ararat and Lori.
Malignant tumors followed at 20%; digestive ailments - 6%; respiratory – 6%; unfortunate accidents and poisoning – 5%; endocrine ailments – 4-5%; congenital disorders – 1.6%; infectious and bacterial illnesses – less than 1%.
Sayad says he has rejected all offers made by Asatryan, through friends and family, to pay compensation.