The UK Government has donated vital medical equipment for the rehabilitation and treatment of burn patients to the National Centre for Burns and Dermatology under the Ministry of Health of Armenia. These packages include essential anesthesia materials, intubation and laryngoscopy supplies such as endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes, laryngeal mask airways, and emergency cricothyrotomy sets.
UK Ambassador John Gallagher and Chris Perkins, the Head of the Political and Press Section of the Embassy, personally delivered these crucial materials to the Director of the Burns Centre, Hovhannes Hovhannisyan, and Armen Melkonyan, the Head of the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Health. They gave their heartfelt appreciation for the donation.
This donation follows the vital assistance provided by UK-Med‘s Emergency Medical Team to burn patients injured in the devastating explosion at the fuel storage facility in Nagorno Karabakh on 25 September. These dedicated medical professionals tirelessly performed surgeries and rehabilitation therapy at Mikaelyan Hospital in Yerevan from 11 to 28 October. Those burn patients who continue to receive treatment have now been transferred from Mikaelyan Hospital to the Burns Centre.
“We hope that these supplies will make a significant contribution to the treatment of the patients,” Ambassador Gallagher said.