DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Health Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi said on Monday that the 11th five-year plan involves constructing 32 new hospitals across Syria, including one in al-Salamiya area in Hama governorate.
During a meeting with resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Syria Mohammad Seifo, Minister al-Halqi said that the hospital in al-Salamiya will serve as a model of partnership between general and civil sectors and international organizations like the AKDN.
The Minister said that the hospital will cost approximately SYP 2.2 billion, and that work is underway to find funding for the project in light of the unjust European sanctions that affected banking in Syria, hindering the flow of funding from abroad.
Al-Halqi lauded the standing cooperation between his ministry and the AKDN which included preparing the studies and designs for the hospital, along with other projects in the fields of nursing, health villages and rural development.
In turn, Seifo said that cooperation with the Health Ministry achieved remarkable results in various health projects, adding that the AKDN will continue to provide microloans to inhabitants of rural areas to improve their situation.
Source: Sana Syria