Medical Center in Nerkin Karmir Aghbyur
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.
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
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Mr. & Dr. Jean-Marie & Lori AtamianNew York, NY
It took the majority of the day and night to get the construction materials delivered to the Nerkin Karmir Aghpyur medical center. The materials left Yerevan late, and took almost six hours to arrive!
Working under the constant threat of sniper fire, our local crew completed the installation of the new roof.
Work is progressing nicely inside the Nerkin Karmir Aghpyur medical center.
Today we held the official opening of the medical center! The project benefactors, Jean-Marie & Lori Atamian and their family joined Paros Foundation Chairman Roger Strauch, staff, and SERVICE Armenia 2013 volunteers for the ceremony. See the video below!