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4 health clinics to be built in north

4 health clinics to be built in north

Jul 07, 2011 - 18:05
AIBAK CITY (PANinfo-icon): Four new healthinfo-icon clinics will be constructed in northern Samangan province by the Swedish Committee at the cost of $470,733 (23,000,000 afs), officials said on Thursday.

Two clinics will be build in the Khurm-i-Sar Bagh district and two others in the Roi Du Aab and Dar-i-Suf-i-Pain districts, Engineer Mohammad Asaf, the Swedish Committee construction affairs head in north, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Two clinic buildings will have 13 rooms and the two others will have 10 rooms equipped with a maternity ward, drugstore, and operations ward. The construction will be complete within a year, he said.
The ground for the clinics has been provided by the area people, and the clinics are being built in the remote and impassable areas of the province, about 50 to 130 kilometers from Aibak, the capital, Dr. Abdul Majeed, the provincial public health department chief, said.

According to Dr. Majeed, health facilities in the province can only accommodate 50 thousand people currently. The new clinics will expand health care capacity to 80 thousand people.

Bakhtiar, a resident of the Aaq Chashma area of Khurm-i-Sar Bagh district said: "There are too many patients and the clinic rooms are dark. When our children get ill we must take them far away to Aibak."

He said that the permanent clinic is not up to standards and urged the government to build more clinics bring experts to staff them.


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