On January 21, Lena Nanushyan, First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Armenia, presented a Certificate of Honor to ARCS Secretary General Anna Yeghiazaryan for supporting the Ministry in the Covid-19 vaccination in Yerevan and regions of Armenia.
"The support of the Armenian Red Cross Society in increasing the efficiency of the vaccination process was crucial. We felt that we were not alone and the ARCS stands by the state. I should emphasize the dedication of the volunteers. We are impressed by the speed with which they organized the Opera House into a vaccination center, and how compassionate they were for the vaccinated. We are grateful for the cooperation, because if we say today that the majority of the population received the first dose of the vaccine, you have made your contribution there," said the First Deputy Minister of Health.
ARCS Secretary General Anna Yeghiazaryan presented to the First Deputy Minister the strategic directions of ARCS activities, their interconnectedness in terms of more effective organization of work, in particular, the programs of Social support and health care direction, ARCS response to Covid-19 epidemic and the escalation of the Karabakh conflict.
"Thank you for the effective cooperation. The ARCS, as an auxiliary organization to the government, has always stood by you in the humanitarian sphere, mobilizing human and financial resources, supporting in areas where we are needed," said ARCS Secretary General Anna Yeghiazaryan. "This Certificate is both bounding and inspiring, especially for our volunteers."
Issues of further cooperation on more targeted vaccination awareness, organization of palliative care in Gyumri day care center, the importance of psychological services and other topics were also discussed. ARCS Secretary General Anna Yeghiazaryan presented the deputy minister with the book "One Hundred Years of Humanity" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of ARCS.