By Tom Vartabedian
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Medical equipment valued at $425,000 should go a long way toward helping residents at the Miasnikyan Regional Health Care Center in the Armavir District of Armenia as well as the Yerevan Central Oncology Hospital.
Sponsoring the project were members of Ararat Lodge, Knights of Vartan, in Cambridge through the International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC), a humanitarian group designed to upgrade impoverished hospitals and medical centers throughout the world.
This marked the seventh shipment in as many years bound for Armenia, totaling nearly $3 million in outside contributions.
The latest freight consisted of surgical supplies, office equipment, an entire conference room, complete optical setup, patient room suites, a medical library and physical therapy equipment.
Another pallet of anesthesiology equipment was sent to Berd to assist a polyclinic in that village.