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172 health facilities built last year, 206 on cards: Feroz

172 health facilities built last year, 206 on cards: Feroz

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Apr 03, 2018 - 18:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhowk): Around 206 new healthinfo-icon centers would be established in 13 provinces this year with financial support of the Worldinfo-icon Bank, announced Public Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz on Tuesday.

Dr. Feroz told a press conference here that the Public Health Ministry (MoPH) set up 172 health facilities in 18 provinces last year.

The new facilities to be built this solar yearinfo-icon would help further increase people’s access to quality health services especially children and womeninfo-icon in the 13 provinces, said the minister.

He said the facilities would be constructed in Herat, Kandahar, Paktika, Paktia, Khost, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Bamyan, Ghazni and Kabul provinces at a cost of $9.5 million.

The minister also hinted at a 40 percent raise in health workers’ salaries to encourage them into offering quality health services in the 13 provinces and two centers would be constructed for HIV disease in Kabul and Herat, Feroz informed.

“We are striving to expand the provision of quality healthcare services on the national level, so that our patients are treated inside the country,” Feroz remarked.

Nilofar Ibrahimi, a people representative from Badakhshan province, told the press conference that her province had the highest maternal mortality rate and construction of the new health centers would be a great help with local residents.

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