Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Completes Renovation of Khashtarak Health Post
Renovation works in Khashtarak village health post have been completed. Through the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Netherlands Local Committee the building has been fully renovated. The total cost of thRenovation works in Khashtarak village health post have been completed. Through the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Netherlands Local Committee the building has been fully renovated. The total cost of the project is about 34 million AMD.
Built in 1970s the health post had never been renovated which led to the poor condition of the building occupying about 300 m2. Only the administrative office, doctor’s room and reception were functioning out of 13 rooms. There was no heating system and people had to use wood ovens to heat the rooms. The rain-water and thaw caused serious damage to the back wall of the building.
Today not only the building has been completely renovated, but also the surrounding areas improved, a new external water pipeline and sewerage, obstruction for flood constructed.
Fund’s Executive board will also undertake full furnishing of the health post. Some 4,5 million drams has been provided for realization of this initiative.
As a result people in Khashtarak village can get medical services in a new health post. People from neighboring Lusahovit, Aknaghbyur and Lusadzor villages can also visit this health care institution. The health post can serve around 400 visitors per month. Khashtarak is among the border villages involved in Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Rural Development Project which covers a few projects at a time. Besides the health post people in Khashtarak village will have a newly reconstructed school. The kindergarten project is in its design stage. And the agricultural machines provided by the Hayastan Fund facilitate farmers work in the village.
Renovated medical room
Head of Khashtarak Community Administrationr Mr. Hayk Kamalyan assures that the Fund brought big changes in their everyday life. “I feel how the mood of people in Khashtarak has changed. We now have a sense of stability. One feels confident when there is someone who takes care of him, who simply thinks about him. I hope that with this good mood we’ll be healthier, and the Health Post will serve more for preventive measures. We are very grateful to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.”
The Hayastan Fund Acting Executive Director Ara Vardanyan said: “Khashtarak is gradually standing on its own feet. This is our approach to the villages of Armenia and Karabakh: In Kashtarak, along with the completion of health post project, we go ahead with school reconstruction project and plan construction of a kindergarten.”
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