Project: Medical Center in Nerkin Karmiraghbyur (Completed)
5/26/2013
5/17/2013
5/10/2013
Heating System 5/9/2013
One of the Rooms. 5/10/2013
New Entry Door. 5/1/2013
New Roof. 5/2/2013
New Windows. 4/20/2013
4/15/2013
January 29, April 5, 2013
2012
 
   
Project Name Medical Center in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur
Full Description

Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur is a village with 1,380 residents in the Bert area of Armenia's Tavush Region. This community lives on the border with Azerbaijan under the risk of sniper fire and renewed armed conflict. The medical center in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur also serves two neighboring villages of Tavush and Aygepar (also along the border.) The facility is housed in a building that was renovated last in 1999, which also houses the village administration.

The Medical Center consists of four rooms totaling approximately 1,188 square feet. The Center needs a new roof over its portion of the building, new windows and doors and a heating system. Currently they are using a wood-burning stove to heat patient rooms. They have a need for storage cabinets for both medication and patient records, chairs for the waiting room and a computer and desk for the physician's use. Lab equipment such as an EKG machine, patient temperature device, and a Biochemical Analyzer and an ultrasound machine are also needed.

Any partial funds received for this project will be first used to replace the damaged roof. Then funds will be allocated to equipment purchases and the remainder of the renovation of the space. The Paros Foundation team will work with the village administration to ensure that they support the project in as many ways as possible including donated materials, free labor and/or support services.

It is anticipated that the repairs to the medical center will take approximately 3 months depending on weather conditions.

Need Quality medical care is difficult to provide in Armenia's rural areas without proper facilities and equipment. Residents have no choice but to depend on these regional medical centers for their family's health care needs. The roof, doors, windows and heating system are items that are fundamentally needed to allow this center to operate. The furniture and basic equipment needs that are requested will allow for health care professionals to better understand the ailments and treatment for their patients.
Category Humanitarian
Start Date Immediately
duration Three months for construction and equipment purchases
Region Tavush
City/Village Bert Region, Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur
Partner/s  
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $17,320
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact The renovation of the Medical Center will immediately better facilitate the health needs of the residents in these three villages. Materials will be purchased locally, thus providing a boost to the local economy. Three to four local workers will be hired during the renovation process and thus provide these residents short-term employment.
Long Term Impact Citizens must have access to adequate, clean medical facilities especially for children. This renovation and equipment purchase will help meet the needs of approximately 3,300 rural patients annually.
Sponsor Benefit All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the newly renovated areas. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros 100 website. Visits to the Clinic will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.
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Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsor(s) for their support of this project:
2013
Lori and Jean-Marie Atamian (NY-USA)


This project needs $0 to be fully implemented.


Sponsor Benefits
All sponsors will be recognized with a plaque installed in the newly renovated areas. In addition, donors will be recognized on all relevant press regarding this project and on the Paros 100 website. Visits to the Clinic will be arranged for sponsors visiting Armenia.


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