At the request of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health of Israel has dispatched two doctors to Yerevan, Armenia, to provide assistance to the victims of the recent gasoline warehouse explosion near Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) on September 26. Israel's Ambassador to Armenia, Joel Lyon, made this announcement on his social media platform.
“Just had a talk with our 2 Israeli Doctors, Dr. Yaron Shoham and Dr. Adi Maisel Lotan, who upon the request of WHO, IsraelMOH, dispatched to Yerevan in order to provide emergency medical assistance to the victims of the horrific fuel depot explosion (26.9.23),” he wrote.
The two doctors sent by Israel are Yarom Shoham, the head of the burn department at Soroka Medical Center in Israel, and Adi Maisel Lotan, an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. They will be joining a team of international experts to offer medical support to those affected by the explosion.
The explosion at the gasoline depot in Stepanakert caused extensive damage and resulted in numerous casualties and injuries. Many of the wounded have been transferred to medical centers in Yerevan for treatment, and the Israeli doctors will be sharing their expertise to assist Armenian healthcare professionals.