6 THOUSAND 387 CHILDREN BORN IN THE FIRST 4 MONTHS OF THE RUNNING YEAR IN YEREVAN

ARMENPRESS
MAY 7,2010
YEREVAN

YEREVAN, MAY 7, ARMENPRESS: Six thousand 387 children were born in the
first 4 months of the running year in Yerevan, Karine Saribekyan, head
of Mother and Child Healthcare Department of the Armenian Healthcare
ministry told Armenpress that this index is more by 1992 compared
with the same period of the last year. The growth of the number of
the births is connected with the involvement of birth aid certificates.

Connected with the activity of the system the ministry periodically
conducts a monitoring in the maternity hospitals of both Yerevan and
provinces. Works are being carried out in the direction of increasing
the competence level of the pregnant women, too.

"The results of the monitoring prove that the system works efficiently,
there are positive responses both by pregnant women and doctors,"
K. Saribekyan said. Non-governmental organizations are involved in
the works of the monitoring which work with the mothers even when
they are signed out from the hospital.

The system of birth aid certificates has been operating since July
1, 2008.