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July 19 2018 | 12:07pm AET

ARS Mother and Child Center celebrates its 20th anniversary

Source: Asbarez | Friday, 19 May 2017
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The ARS Mother and Child Health and Birthing Center

The ARS Mother and Child Health and Birthing Center

AKHURIAN, Armenia—After a continuous and devoted service of two decades to our nation, the Mother & Child Health and Birthing Center of the Armenian Relief Society−gratified with the success of its multi-faceted performance as a progressive medical establishment−celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

Conceived and realized in Akhurian, on a native soil ravaged by the 1988 earthquake, traversing a trying and fateful period of our nation’s recent history, this ARS medical center, in 1997 opened its doors to the 40,000 inhabitants of the region’s towns and villages to secure pre- and post-delivery care to their fertile-age women and their progeny, providing all necessary gynecological and pediatric treatments, resulting in a noticeable improvement in the statistics of the region’s overall health and well-being.

As a modern, progress and growth-oriented establishment, the Mother & Child Center, with the energetic support of the global ARS entities, in April, 2005 opened its Birthing Center equipped all required up-to-date medical implements and staffed with qualified specialists. After three productive years, in 2008, the Center’s newly assembled, full-service Dental Health Division started treating patients, stabilizing and raising the overall health level of expecting and new mothers−especially during their period of pregnancy.

Today, the ARS Akhurian Mother & Child Health and Birthing Center utilizes – along with all necessary medical and sanitary equipment – up-to-date units providing central heating and uninterrupted electrical power, advanced echocardiographic and mammography related examination systems in its pediatric, gynecological and first aid departments, broadening its reach in the proper treatment of its patients.

In order to befittingly celebrate the Center’s 20th Anniversary, and particularly to encourage and increase the happy advent of female births in the homeland, the ARS Central Executive Board, in its 14th plenary meeting, formulated its “Sponsor-A-Birth” program, based on which, a family blessed with the arrival−at the ARS Birthing Center−of a second newborn female child shall receive the sum of US $150 as a heartfelt congratulatory gesture.

On this occasion, the ARS Central executive board congratulates past and present administrations of the Center, for their devoted service of twenty years, as well as the global ARS entities and all supporting individuals to whom we owe the results, which, we are confident will continue to be realized in the future.

Donations to the ARS Mother & Child Center can be made here.