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UNICEF donates 30 ambulances to Public Health Ministry

UNICEF donates 30 ambulances to Public Health Ministry

Aug 30, 2016 - 16:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday handed over 30 ambulances worth $1 million to the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon(MoPH).

Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz said at the handover ceremony the vehicles would be provided to health institutions in 16 provinces, including Kabul.

The minister praised UNICEF’s assistance to Afghanistaninfo-icon’s health sector, saying: “Today we have received 30 ambulances from UNICEF. The vehicles will be distributed to 16 provinces.”

He added the ambulances, each costing$32,000, had been purchased by the UN agency for Afghanistan’s health sector.

The minister said backward provinces and health institutions, where ambulanceswere not available, would be given preference in distribution of the vehicles.

The vehicles will be delivered to the Sarobi Hospital and Khwaja Musafir health institute in Kabul, health centres in Zabul, Khost, Paktia, Logar and Farah provinces.

Mohibullah Furqani, member of Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, stressed the need for distribution of health services and resources to the provinces on equality basis. He said backward provinces should be given priority.



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