In Armenia medical care for children under 18 will be free

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YEREVAN, June 28, /ARKA/. The government of Armenia approved today a decision to make medical care free for all children under 18. Currently, free inpatient treatment is available only to children up to seven years old.

The expenses will be financed by the government, according to Deputy Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan.

The government is expected to release 1.75 billion drams to that end. According to the Ministry of Health, the program will involve about 200 thousand children.

To date, free medical services is available to children under the age of 7; children with disabilities; children without parental care and some other categories .

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