Two new maternity hospitals opened in Afghanistan’s province of Wardak

An example of a patient room at Bibi Khairi Gul Hospital

Two new 30-bed maternity hospitals were recently opened in Afghanistan’s Wardak province, which is located in the central east region of country. The Bibi Khairi Gul hospital was built in Hessa Dowom and the Shirin Taj Hospital was built in Tagaab Village. Both are one-story buildings which took 16 months to complete. Funding for the project came from the US based Bayat Foundation, and according to a press release issued by the foundation, both hospitals are “built to a modern design, with a complete electrical system, patient rooms, operating room, delivery room, post-op recovery room, a pharmacy, doctor’s office, reception area, storage and bathrooms”.

At the inauguation for the Shirin Taj Hospital, Ehsanullah Bayat, the founder of the Bayat Foundation delivered a short dedication speech and commented, “The needs of Afghans start at birth and these hospitals are helping the next generation of Afghans and their mothers begin life as well as possible.В  We are committed to the progress of health care in Afghanistan.”

The foundation transferred the hospitals to the Health Minister of Wardak Province.

About the Bayat Foundation

Ehsanullah Bayat

Since 2005, the U.S.-based Bayat Foundation has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people.В  Founded and directed by Ehsan and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 200 projects to improve the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan by constructing new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and by promoting health, education, economic, and cultural programs.В  In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsan Bayat launched Afghan Wireless Communication Company in 2002, the first GSM wireless and Internet service provider in Afghanistan, followed by Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN), which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5).

April 15, 2011   Posted in: Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Women's Rights