AGBU PRESIDENT’S VISIT TO CENTRAL MILITARY HOSPITAL OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SUMMARIZED THE RESULTS OF THE "HELP ARTSAKH" CAMPAIGN (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Yerevan, December 5, 2016 - AGBU President Berge Setrakian and AGBU Armenia President and AGBU Central Board Member Vasken Yacoubian visited the Central Military Hospital of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia. They talked to the servicemen undergoing treatment in the reanimation ward and acquainted themselves with their recovery process.

The aim of the visit was to summarize the results of the "Help Artsakh" campaign and to test the newly received medical equipment. Initiated by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), the "Help Artsakh" campaign provided to the Medical Services Department of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia with mobile reanimation beds, equipped with modern reanimation equipment. This new equipment will enable more efficient medical service in cases where urgent air transportation is necessary.

As part of the campaign, the AGBU provided the RA Ministry of Defense with two mobile x-ray machines.

Thanking the servicemen for their dedicated service, AGBU President Berge Setrakian expressed assurances that in Armenia and in the Diaspora, the army is the pride of all Armenians, and that all Armenians living in the Diaspora see it as their duty to provide aid to and support the Armed Forces. The AGBU President also emphasized the fact that the AGBU is a unique bridge between the Diaspora and Armenia, and that such charity programs are going to be of a continuous nature.

On December 5th, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Vigen Sargsyan received AGBU President Berge Setrakyan and AGBU Armenia President Vasken Yacoubian. During the meeting, Vigen Sargsyan expressed the importance of programs carried out in cooperation with AGBU, emphasizing the fact that AGBU has become one of the most important partners of the Ministry of Defense.

Following the April combat operations, AGBU has raised over 325,000 USD through individual donations and special allocations from by the AGBU Central Board, aiming to help the populations of Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and the Armenian armed forces. AGBU also provided financial aid to the families of individuals who perished or were wounded in battle, and to civilians who were affected by the fightings. A very important component of the "Help Artsakh" initiative was the acquisition of emergency mobile medical equipment.

 

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