Karine Atayan


Minister of Healthcare of NKR

Ministry of Healthcare



1. General Provisions

1. The Ministry of healthcare of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (hereinafter the Ministry) is an executive public entity, developing and implementing the policy of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Government in the sphere of health protection.

2. The Ministry is created, reorganized and liquidated by decree of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic President.

3. The authorities of the Ministry are defined by laws, orders and decrees of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic President, decisions of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Government and international treaties of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

4. The Ministry carries out its activities in accordance with the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Legislation and other legal acts.

5. The Ministry has a round seal with the Coat of Arms of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and name of the Ministry in Armenian, letterheads, symbol and other means of individualization.

6. The Ministry consists of ministers and staff of ministers. System of the Ministry comprises state non-commercial organizations and entities placed under its authority.

7. Objectives and goals of the Ministry are as follows;

a) Organizing policy of health development, drafting and implementing state integrated plans, developing and endorsing sanitary norms and regulations;

b) Organizing, managing and financing the system within the boundaries of its jurisdiction;

c) Ensuring development of draft legislative and legal acts and monitoring the adopted legal acts relevant to the sphere of health protection;

d) Ensuring sanitary-and-epidemiologic security of the population;

e) Organizing initial and secondary medical care and services of the population;

f) Implementing policy of health protection of mother and child;

g) Organizing measures of health improvement of the population;h) Ensuring medical care of the population in emergency situations;

i) Investing a system of compulsory and voluntary medical care;

j) Ensuring international and interdepartmental cooperation;

k) Studying health condition of the population, developing and fulfilling programs of decreasing invalidism and death rate;

l) Securing health condition of children and women, determining main problems, developing and investing goal programs.