The RA Ministry of Health informs that the victims of alcohol poisoning receive treatment in different medical organizations of the republic.
From August 31 to September 3, as of 12:00, 38 cases of alcohol poisoning have been registered in the republic. 25 of poisoned were from Armavir region, 12 from Yerevan, and 1 from Kotayk region. 14 deaths have been registered.
As a result of the epidemiological examination, it was found out that the use of non-factory-made vodka obtained from one place was a possible source of poisoning of the victims of Armavir region.
Most of the victims of the incidents in Yerevan used medical alcohol as a substitute for vodka. For the rest, as well as for the victim from Kotayk region, epidemiological studies are underway to find out the type of the used alcohol.