At least 37 doctors and medical professionals form the US will arrive in Armenia with a mission to provide routine and emergency level care to rural areas of the country within the annual trips of doctors organized by the Armenian Medical Mission.
The expedition is headed by the Fresno surgeon John Garry, who for the first time visited Armenia during a destructive earthquake of 1988, abc30.com reported.
“In 1988, during the Armenian earthquake, I was lucky enough to be among the first group of rescue people allowed into Armenia by the Soviet Union,” the doctor said.
Garry volunteered not only because he wanted to help, but because he felt an obligation to his ancestors. His grandparents came from Armenia.
According to him, there are many people suffering from diabetes and hypertension in Armenia, in addition, there are many smokers here.
Garry noted that the people in rural Armenia do not have access to regular medical care, and therefore they will do everything possible to help the people. He also expected to see Syrian refugees among the patients.