14 clinics opened in Takhar
Taloqan, January 7, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Over 0.3 million people will get health facilities after 14 clinics were completed in the northern Takhar province.
Dr Abdul Hakim Aziz, head of the Public Health Department, told Pajhwok Afghan News the clinics were built at the cost of $1 million. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted fund for the projects that were built in Chah Aab, Rustaq, Farkhar, Yangi Qala, and Bangi districts.
Aziz said the construction work of the clinics started in 2003 by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). He said the health centres would have various departments like pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology.
He said the medicines donated by the USAID would be given to the people free of cost. Imamuddin, 42, resident of Chah Aab said: We have only one health clinic in district office, it was too far from our village, and we face problems in shifting our patients to the clinic.
He showed satisfaction over the construction of new health clinic nearby his village. Aziz said 54 health clinics including a central hospital in Taloqan city would help in providing health assistance to the public in Takhar province.