YEREVAN PHYSICS INSTITUTE TO TURN INTO NUCLEAR MEDICINE CENTER

arminfo
Friday, September 30, 14:49

The employees of the National Scientific Laboratory after Alikhanyan
(Yerevan Physics Institute) are against its reorganizing into a
fund and creation of Nuclear Medicine Centre on its basis to fight
oncological diseases, Director of Yerevan Physics Institute, Hamlet
Lazarian, told journalists today. He also added that all the decisions
on the issue are adopted by the government without taking into account
the viewpoints of the leadership and workers of the institute.

For his part, an employee of the Physics Institute, Dr. Ruben
Lazarian added that the Yerevan Physics Institute is one of
the strongest scientific institutes of Armenia. "In all over the
world such institutes are fully financed from the budget, but after
reorganization we shall turn into a commercial structure and will
not be a state scientific center any more", - Ruben Lazarian said.

On 1 september 2011 the Armenian government adopted a decision to
reorganize the Yerevan Physics Institute into a fund. The decision
on establishment of a Nuclear Medicine Center on the basis of the
Yerevan Physics Institute was adopted by the Armenian government on
19 February 2009.