On 6 July Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan convened a working consultation dedicated to the issues of providing a disability category.
The Head of the State noted the importance of implementing radical reforms in the sphere considering the fact that numerous alarms and complaints about unfair decisions have been received from citizens for years. Arayik Harutyunyan underlined that in order to correct the problems existing in the sphere, the criteria for defining the categories of disability and the related legislative field will be reviewed.
The President instructed to reorganize the current Medical and Social Expertise Commission emphasizing that the Department of Expertise and Rehabilitation Programs, which performs the function of appealing, should be separated from the structure, as well as the salaries of specialists should be increased.
The republic's President gave instructions to the competent bodies to study the existing standards for the provision of appropriate disability categories and to submit new proposals promptly on a scheduled time.
Artsakh Republic Security Council Secretary Samvel Babayan, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Housing Samvel Avanesyan and other officials attended the consultation.