MARTAKERT, MARTUNI, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic—Artsakh President Bako Sahakian on Saturday attended the opening ceremonies of a medical clinic in Martakert and a regional hospital in Martuni, reported the presidential press service. Report Asbarez Sahakian stressed that the medical institutions, equipped with state-of-the-arts facilities and I in line with current healthcare standards would substantially contribute to the development of healthcare system both in their regions and in the entire republic, adding that increasing the quality of medical services in the regions would remain a priority for the Artsakh government. Sahakian expressed gratitude to the “Karabakh-Telecom” company for assisting in the realization of these projects. Primate of the Artsakh diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, prime-minister Ara Haroutyunyan and other officials partook in the events. In September, 2013 a large hospital was also opened in Stepanaker, the capital of Artsakh.