HAAF: Montreal affiliate continues major renovations of Abovyan Mate

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund
Governmental Building 3, Yerevan, RA
Contact: Hasmik Grigoryan
Tel:? +(3741) 56 01 06? ext. 105
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Yerevan, March 14, 2012

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Montreal affiliate continues major renovations of
Abovyan Maternity Hospital

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Montreal affiliate has launched the second
phase of an extensive renovation project at the Abovyan Maternity Hospital,
in Armenia’s Kotayk Region.

The initiative, sponsored by benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Vrej and Imasdouhi
Nigoghossian of Canada, will result in a complete overhaul of the hospital’s
postnatal department, transforming it into a state-of-the-art facility. The
first phase of the hospital-renovation project, also sponsored by the
Nigoghossians, was implemented in 2010, resulting in the reconstruction and
modernization of the hospital’s delivery and surgery ward.

The three-story Abovyan Maternity Hospital has served the populations of the
city of Abovyan and 20 rural communities since its establishment in 1985.

“In 2011 close to 1,250 babies were delivered at the hospital,” said chief
physician and director Dr. Larissa Madoyan. “In addition, some 1,320
pregnant women received consultations, 17,376 women were provided with
outpatient care, and 2,583 women received inpatient care.”

“In view of the high level of trust inspired by our staff of specialists as
well as the hospital’s vastly improved amenities, it is not surprising that
patients from far-flung communities travel here to receive care,” Dr.
Madoyan added.

The renovation of the Postnatal Department, now in its preliminary stage,
will include the installation of up-to-date water, heating, and electrical
systems, and replacement of floor tiling, doors, and windows. In addition,
all restrooms will be upgraded, and the department will be equipped with
fire-protection and air-conditioning systems.

“As our healthcare providers continue to help raise awareness of women’s
health issues through local clinics, we’ve seen a major increase in the
number of patients between the ages of 30 and 60 who seek care at the
hospital,” Dr. Madoyan said. “We offer free preventive care, including
regular checkups, ultrasounds, and mammograms, as well as treatment for a
broad range of conditions. This is more than welcome development.”

Commenting on the progress of the hospital-renovation project, Ara
Vardanyan, executive director of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, said, “We
applaud the continuous support given to the Abovyan Maternity Hospital. On
behalf of the fund and our beneficiaries alike, I convey our profound
gratitude to the Nigoghossian family and Antranik Sirinyan, chairman of our
Montreal affiliate.”

From: Baghdasarian


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