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
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.