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50-bed mother & child hospital opens in Lashkargah

50-bed mother & child hospital opens in Lashkargah

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Aug 18, 2019 - 14:58

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A 50-bed mother and child hospital has been inaugurated in Lashkargah, the capital of southern Helmand province, an official said on Sunday.

Public Healthinfo-icon Director Dr. Abdul Ahad Hazem told Pajhwok Afghan News at the inauguration ceremony that the hospital had been constructed at a cost of 3.3 million afghanis provided by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

He said the facility around 1,000 people would get medical treatment at the facility. The newly constructed hospital will provide appropriate healthcare for mothers and children.

Governor Mohammad Yasin Khan told the ceremony a large number of mothers and children were faced with different types of diseases and they would be treated at the hospital.

He said: “I’m very excited at the successful completion of the project and hope the hospital would help curb the mother mortality rate in the province.”

Attaullah Afghan, the provincial council chairman, told Pajhwok Afghan News people in many areas of the province have been facing lack of health services.

He also expressed happiness over the hospital completion and hoped it would play a key role in reducing the mother mortality rate in Helmand.

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