Germany to help build 76-bed hospital in Badakhshan
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 76-bed hospital began in northeastern Badakhshan province on Monday, an official said.
The two storey health facility was being constructed by the government of German at a cost of $3.5million near the old Faizabad hospital.
Eng. Mohammad Humayun, in charge of the Agha Khan Group project development, said the hospital would be constructed on modern bases which would have every facility including gas, heater and air conditioned system.
Dr. Noor Mohammad Khawari, director public health, said with the construction of the hospital resident would no more transfer their patients to capital Kabul and other provinces.
He said construction of another 200-bed hospital which was ready for inauguration was also completed by the government of Germany. It had gynecology unit, surgery, tuberculoses, ear and eye departments.
Back in 2002, the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF), revealed that in every100,000 birth cases, 6,540 children lost their lives in Badakhshan.
However, the number of mothers and child lost had now declined to 237 with the establishment of clinics and promotion of awareness among residents.
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