Homeland Defender’s Rehabilitation Centre opens in Yerevan

29 January, 2018
Armenian President and Supreme Commander-in-Chief Serzh Sargsyan on January 29 paid a visit to the Homeland Defender’s Rehabilitation Centre opened at the Heratsi Hospital Complex. The Centre was established as a result of cooperation between the Yerevan State Medical University and Armenia’s Ministry of Defence, with the support of the country’s president and funds donated by philanthropists and individuals.

President Sargsyan, accompanied by Defence Minister Vigen Sargsyan, YSMU Rector Armen Muradyan and a group of philanthropists visited the rehabilitation centre, observed the large-scale work accomplished after his last visit a few months ago and the current activities and the future plans of the rehabilitation centre designed for disabled servicemen. He also talked with the Homeland defenders who are currently being treated in the centre.

YSMU Rector Armen Muradyan says the centre will function as a complete rehabilitation complex where disabled servicemen will not only get medical care but they will also find assistance in integrating in the society, getting education and finding jobs. The is equipped with state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and is the only one in the region.

Muradyan expressed his gratitude to the president for believing in the idea of ​​the centre as well as for the opportunity to serve the state and people through the initiation and implementation of this honourable and responsible endeavour. He called President Sargsyan’s July 12, 2017 visit to the centre a breakthrough in the implementation of this project that was a new impetus for further work.

President Sargsyan expressed gratitude to all those who brought to life this crucial idea and, first of all, to the Homeland defenders undergoing rehabilitation treatment for their devotion and dedicated service. He urged them to demonstrate a similar will in the course of the treatment and to do their best to recover as soon as possible.