Head of military medical department of Armenian Armed Forces sacked in connection with soldiers’ death
The chief of the Military Medical Directorate of the Armenian Armed Forces, Colonel Artashes Parsadanyan has been dismissed from his post, the Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan told reporters on Friday, Novosti-Armenia reported.
The decision was made in connection with deaths of servicemen due to health-related problems.
On Thursday morning, Armenak Mkrtchyan, a conscript of one of Armenian military units died from acute cardiopulmonary failure at the Central Clinical Military Hospital. According to doctors, the cardio-respiratory failure may have been caused by an acute infarction and pulmonary embolism. On December 23, 2012, another conscript, eighteen-year-old Norayr Sahakyan died in a military hospital. Legal proceedings have been instituted in both instances.
"I held a teleconference. The chief of the Military Medical Directorate of the Armed Forces has been removed from office. Several other persons will be punished", the Minister of Defence said.
According to Ohanian, those responsible for the road accident on January 16 that resulted in the death of soldier Artur Gevorgyan and the injury of an officer will incur responsibility.