New Facilities for a Hospital and Student Teaching CollegePublic Health Director Dr. Noor Ahmad Sherzad told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) that an upgrade, which included the addition of a new building to a 56 year old public hospital in Nimroz province, was recently completed. He added that patients who have previously relied upon the western Herat province zonal hospital will find this facility comparable.
According to the PAN report, the new 75-bed facility will have eight doctors, twice the previous staff, and it will be able to handle as many as 200 patients, 20 deliveries, and three operations daily.
In other news, PAN reported earlier this week that after two years of construction, over 900 students of a teacher training center in the Esa Khan desert are now able to move from their makeshift classrooms in rental houses into an official building built for the school. The World Bank funded 9.2 million afghani construction project in central Bamiyan province was completed by a local company and includes six administrative rooms and eight classrooms.
At the inaugural ceremony, PAN reported that Governor Habiba Sorabi said a hostel and two additional buildings will be completed in the next year. The college was first established in 2007 and has an enrollment of nearly 1,000 students, 60 percent of which are female.