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Maternity & surgical hospital being built in Kabul

Maternity & surgical hospital being built in Kabul

Nov 07, 2017 - 13:09

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Bayat Foundation on Tuesday announced beginning the construction of a four-floor maternity and surgical hospital in Kabul.

The launch of the hospital was formalised at a signing ceremony attended by senior executives of the Bayat Foundation, parliamentarians and representatives of the Ministry of Public Health.

In a statement, the Foundation said the facility would provide the most advanced surgical, maternal, pediatric and cancer treatment in Afghanistan and the immediate region. 

It added the hospital would have a women’s surgical theater (with special focus on fistula treatment and recovery), pediatric audiology, endoscopy and cancer clinics.

The specialized healthcare capabilities, in addition to a blood bank, would provide highly specific treatments that are currently unavailable in Afghanistan.

The women’s cancer center will provide essential screening, diagnosis and treatment to address and reduce the rising levels of cervical cancer.

“The hospital, when completed, will be the most modern, advanced and capable medical facility in Afghanistan,” said Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat, co-chairman of the Bayat Foundation.

“We look forward to the day that the hospital opens and we can begin providing healthcare to the people who need it most.”

Fatema Bayat, co-founder of the Bayat Foundation, said: “Our Foundation has built or refurbished 12 hospitals which have treated over two million patients.  But despite the progress made by our Foundation and other organisations, we still face great challenges in providing healthcare in Afghanistan, especially to women.”

She added: “The Maternity and Surgical Hospital is a strong and much-needed step in our efforts to provide women -- and all Afghans -- with the best healthcare possible.”