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Medicine instead of food; Pregnant women prescribed vitamins in Artsakh

Medicine instead of food; Pregnant women prescribed vitamins in Artsakh

In Artsakh, incidences of miscarriage have increased because pregnant women are suffering from malnourishment. It has become difficult for them to find food rich in vitamins. Doctors advise them to take a lot of vitamin pills.

Artsakh resident Arpine Avanesyan is expecting her second child. The doctor prescribed her vitamins as she does not get enough vitamins in her diet.

She told ABC Media that there is no bread in stores. Thus, they have to stand in line at bakeries.

“We have to wake up early in the morning to be able to buy two loaves of bread. There are fruits and vegetables, but at exorbitant prices. Today, I bought pears and apples for 2400–2800 drams per kilogram, which is not always affordable,” she said.

Photos of people from Artsakh giving first aid to pregnant women appear on the Internet every day. Very often, their health deteriorates because of malnourishment.

“All of us are under stress. We are anxious as we do not know what will become of us. For example, yesterday I had to walk seven stops to get to the hospital as buses did not run,” she noted.