Medical Supply Stepanakert Policlinic Delivered

The Armenia Fund
Governmental Buiding 3, Yerevan, RA
Contact: Hasmik Grigoryan
Tel: +(3741) 56 01 06 ext. 105
Fax: +(3741) 52 15 05
E-mail: [email protected]

26 February, 2008

Medical Supply Stepanakert Policlinic Delivered

Yerevan, February 21, 2008 – The Armenia Fund small and large-scale project
developments follow one another at a quick pace. This is to inform of the
latest medical supply – equipment, office and hygiene items – delivery to
the Stepanakert Clinic (Nagorno Karabakh) by the Armenia Fund working group
in mid February.

The supply worth $464.779, packed in 920 boxes, was passed over to the
Stepanakert Policlinic through the Ministry of Health of Nagorno Karabakh.
The initiative was solely sponsored by Project C.U.R.E through the Armenia
Fund USA Eastern Affiliate.
As a consequence of the Artsakh conflict, the country was devastated, and
there was a pressing need for an up-to-date healthcare institution. Through
its East Coast Affiliate the Armenia Fund launched on construction of the
Stepanakert Policlinic. In March 2006, a modern building, equipped with a
diagnostic center and necessary facilities was in place. To ensure adequate
medical service, the Fund also held in-service medical staff and
administrative personnel trainings.
"The necessary maintenance work in the policlinic is limited to replacing
the door handles and broken glasses," the newly appointed Executive Director
Karine Atayan told the Fund working group visiting the policlinic within the
Project Condition Survey of the Armenia Fund projects for 2002-2007. The
visit coincided with the bothersome time of lack of running water from the
water network, but that had not affected the hygiene and sanitary conditions
of the clinic; the management made sure that the policlinic water tanks were
regularly stocked up with water necessary to take care of the policlinic’s
According to Ms. Atayan, as of December 2007, 83,815 people underwent
general therapeutic treatment, 24,228 were screened and examined and 26,492
had laboratory tests.
"I believe good conditions in a medical institution are vital to the
recovery of patients. It is more important though, that the Karabakh
residents feel confident about the healthcare service in their country. This
is the reason for which the Fund also embarked on the full renovation of the
Hadrut Regional Hospital which is to completed in mid 2008," says Vahe
Aghabegians, the executive director of the Armenia Fund.

The Armenia Fund

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