YEREVAN, Armenia – Two newly renovated medical facilities opened in the Republic of Armenia in the last two weeks of November as part of the U.S. European Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Program.
U.S. Ambassador John Heffern and the U.S. Embassy Office of Defense Cooperation celebrated the completion of renovation projects at the St. Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center’s Pediatric Department and the Vedi Maternity Hospital.
A local Armenian construction company, CESCO Corporation, worked for 10 months on the $125,000 project to renovate the St. Grigor Lusavorich Medical Center by installing new flooring, window sills, bathroom tiles, and lavatory fixtures and painting the walls. Now that the renovation is completed, the Pediatric Department will provide improved services to approximately 2,300 children per year. Overall, the medical center treats over 15,000 patients per year, and is one of the largest medical facilities in the Republic of Armenia.
The $230,000 renovation at the Vedi Maternity Hospital, also contracted to CESCO Corporation, included renovation of walls, floors, installation of new windows and doors, new heating and electrical systems, construction of a boiler room as well as the provision of a back-up generator to provide emergency power. The hospital serves 13,000 women in Ararat District with 800 annual deliveries. Now that renovations are complete, the second floor will be designated as one of the premier maternity centers in the southern area of the Republic of Armenia.