June 25-27, 2020: We carried out the first practical work within the framework of the “Hospital Safety and Readiness for Response to Emergency Situations” project at “Vagharshapat Hospital” SCJSC.
The goals of the project were:
1. To study the hospital with the World Health Organization (WHO) “Hospital Safety Index” methodology, to identify threats to hospital safety, structural and non-structural safety levels of hospital buildings (foundations, columns, beams, load-bearing walls, power supply, water supply, sewerage, ventilation, etc.), examine the management system of the hospital, especially in the context of emergencies.
The study was carried out by the expert’s group of the RA Ministry of Health. The information gathered is currently being analyzed.
As a result, the experts will provide the ARNAP Foundation with a study report, which includes recommendations for raising the level of hospital safety.
The ARNAP Foundation, with the financial support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the direct involvement and support of the RA Ministries of Health and Emergency Situations of the Republic, has launched a new project aimed at strengthening the disaster risk management capacities of medical institutions in Armenia.
The project will be implemented in “Vagharshapat hospital” SCJSC, “Ijevan Medical Center” CJSC and “Hematology center after professor R. Yeolyan” CJSC. The medical institutions were proposed by the RA Ministry of Health and it discussed with the parties involved in the project.