Medical Center in Verin Tsakhkavan
Verin Tsakhkavan is a village with 1,115 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 facility is housed in a freestanding building that had some renovations done to it in 2004.
The Medical Center consists of two rooms totaling approximately 660 square feet. The Center needs a new awning over its entrance, new doors, running water and a bathroom. Currently they are using a wood-burning stove for heating. They have a need for storage cabinets for both medication and patient records, chairs for the waiting room. They do not have a refrigeration system for vaccinations and need a blood pressure monitor, glucose monitor, and an EKG machine.
Any partial funds received for this project will be first used to replace the damaged awning and doors, and to bring a water pipeline to the building and purchase a refrigeration system and equipment. Then funds will be allocated to EKG equipment purchases. 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.
Short Term Impact
Long Term Impact
Mr. Shahen Hairapetian & Mrs. Arax MansourianSan Marino, CA
Due to structural problems with the existing medical center, our staff worked with the municipality to identify a better space to house the medical center. Renovation on the new space will commence in the coming days. As part of this new agreement, the village mayor agreed to provide labor to dig a trench for a new waterline to the building from the nearby kindergarten.
Renovation of the medical center is now complete. The new space includes a newly created bathroom, patient examination room and waiting room.