A newly constructed Comprehensive Health Centre (CHC) in Takhar’s Khaja-Bahauddin district was officially handed over to the province’s Department of Public Health (DoPH) on Monday.
The new hospital will provide health care services to approximately 30,000 people living in the district. Every day, around 70 – 120 patients are expected to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.
The new hospital building consists of patients’ rooms for women and men, a laboratory and a pharmacy. Additionally, it has a vaccination room and separate staff rooms for female and male employees.
The facility was built and furnished at a total cost of roughly AFN 21 million, funded by the German government via the Stabilization Program for Northern Afghanistan (SPNA).
“Today we are taking over a project that is crucial for improving people’s access to medical services. It will improve the quality of life – not only for the people from Khaja-Bahauddin, but also from neighbouring districts, which will use the hospital as well”, Dr Hafizullah Safi, Director of Takhar’s Public Health Department said during the ceremony.
The inauguration event was attended by the Director of Sectoral Services, Mustafa Rasooly, representatives of the Afghan-German Cooperation, representatives of the implementing organisation (Aga Khan Foundation), the head of Takhar’s line departments, elders of the district as well as doctors and members of the health council.
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