Two new hospitals under construction in Paktya province

Two hospitals with a total bed capacity of 120 are being built in the eastern province of Paktya where health care is gaining ground.

Already home to three hospitals with a total bed capacity of 110, Paktya is about to more than double its hospital bed capacity with the ongoing construction of the two hospitals.

Under construction are the 100-bed provincial hospital funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of US$ 7 million; and the 20-bed hospital in Gardez city funded by the Bayat Foundation, a national humanitarian organization.

A 50-bed regional eye care hospital for Gardez city is also in the pipeline with funds committed by the Government of Pakistan.

At present, Paktya has a 50-bed hospital in Gardez, a 30-bed hospital in Chamkani district, and another 30-bed hospital in Zazi Aryoub district.

The provincial capital is also home to a regional tuberculosis centre supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Since 2001, with support from the international health care, there has been steady development of health facilities for the estimated provincial population of 390,000.

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June 23, 2010 В· admin В· No Comments
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