Treatment of viral hepatitis is one of the healthcare system’s priorities. Widely spread, with a great epidemic potential they are a heavy social and economic burden.
To improve control, Armenia’s Ministry of Health is implementing a program of diagnostics and treatment of viral hepatitis type C among socially vulnerable and special sections of population. The beneficiary groups include:
- Families receiving family allowances with a social vulnerability score of 30.01 and higher
- Persons with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd disability groups
- Veterans of the Great Patriotic War and persons with identical status
- Women of childbearing age (during pregnancy, birth and puerperal period)
- Servicemen and persons with identical status, their families, the families of the servicemen killed (who died) in defending the Republic of Armenia or when on duty, ex-servicemen receiving military disability pensions or service retirement benefits
- Rescue service employees and their families, retired rescue service employees, disabled rescue service employees, families of rescue service employees killed (who died) when on duty.
- Detainees, arrestees and convicts
- Persons at geriatric homes and hostels for homeless
- Persons subjected to political repressions
- Chernobyl liquidators
- Human trafficking victims
- Asylum-seekers and their families
All the beneficiary citizens can apply to local outpatients’ clinics or to the Nork isolation hospital.