Tagab to get health clinic for 150 patients
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a new Comprehensive Health Clinic (CHC) for Tagab district in northeastern Badakhshan province was launched on Wednesday, a statement said.
With financial support from Germany, a statement from the German Cooperation with Afghanistan said that the new clinic would be accessible for communities in the remote district and would have room for up to 150 patients to be treated simultaneously. The CHC was also the first clinic of its kind provided by the Department of Public Health in Tagab.
Speaking at the cornerstone ceremony, Dr. Mohammad Ismail, representative of department of Public Health in Badakhshan, said: “Construction of the new health facilities in the remote district of Tagab is an important step toward better health service delivery to the population. This clinic will greatly improve the living conditions of the community. It will help the local government and public health department reach citizens and provide proper healthcare for the district’s population.”
The statement said that a total of 16 staff would work in the clinic to offer treatment for internal diseases, childbirth, mental health, tuberculosis, nutritional disorders and malaria. For the district’s population of 50,000, there were only three other healthcare facilities spread around 96 villages and a basic health clinic in the capital of Tagab.
During the ground breaking ceremony of the new facility, Dr. Mohammad Ismail was joined by Abdul Rashid Ibrahimi, representative of the provincial governor’s office, Gul Mohammad Balouch, Tagab district governor, Kamil Beg Hussaini, former member of the provincial council and representatives of the district development assembly (DDA), the Health Shura and religious and local elders.
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