Throughout liberated Kashatagh, accessible medical care is scarce due to poor roads and transportation. Until recently, village-based facilities were practically nonexistent, and medical emergencies such as snakebites, sudden illnesses, and even childbirths often resulted in casualties.
To address these concerns, the Tufenkian Foundation has implemented several initiatives to provide more comprehensive health care for resettlers. The construction of the primary clinic in Ishkhanadzor was one of these initiatives. The clinic was built and equipped by the Foundation during 2004-2006 and serves several thousand Armenians living in Ishkhanadzor and the neighboring communities, a total of 16 villages.
As the key healthcare provider serving this cluster of remote villages, the clinic has proved to be a vital part of the village infrastructure and an important contributor to the health and well-being of the villagers.
Today, more than a decade after opening its doors, the clinic is in need of urgent renovation. The walls, flooring, windows and the external façade of the building all require substantial improvement.
Realizing the importance of this facility for Ishkhanadzor and all of Southern Kashatagh, we took up the renovation of the clinic several weeks ago. The improvements will ensure the maintenance of the building well into the future.
As with all construction efforts carried out by the Tufenkian Foundation, local workers are employed in the renovation of the clinic.
The Ishkhanadzor village, a growing rural community in the strategically vital Kashatagh region, has been a part of the Foundation’s resettlement and development efforts throughout the recent years. During this time, in addition to building and equipping the clinic, we have reconstructed war-torn houses and build new homes for re-settlers. The Foundation has also taken up targeted efforts to support Syrian-Armenian refugees willing to resettle in this village, including through provision of housing.
The construction and renovation of the Ishkhanadzor clinic isn’t the only initiative of the Foundation aimed at improving the healthcare situation in liberated Kashatagh. Since 2005, the Foundation has built and equipped other, smaller clinics – notably those in Msheni and Aghavnatun – found in remote areas. In addition to building and renovating clinics, we operated a Mobile Clinic throughout 2008-2010. This supplementary service provided medical care to 2,000 people, including 597 children during its operations. Find out more about our healthcare-related activities here.
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