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Newly-Built 350-Bed Hospital Opens in Kandahar

Newly-Built 350-Bed Hospital Opens in Kandahar

KANDAHAR CITY - Public Health Minister Dr. Firozuddin Firoz on Thursday inaugurated a 350-bed hospital in southern Kandahar province.
Besides Dr. Firoz, some other ministers and presidential advisors were also present at the hospital’s inauguration ceremony.
Spreading over 67.5 acres of land, the four-storey hospital’s construction was completed at a cost of 610 million afghanis in three years and eight months, Dr. Firoz told media persons.
He said the hospital had been constructed on advanced and modern pattern and would treat patients of different diseases.
He said with the passage of time, the hospital would also treat cancer patients in future. The new 350-bed hospital would help reduce burden on the Mirwais Zonal hospital.
Dr. Mohammad Hasham Alokozai, the hospital director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that currently 50 beds had been activated and the hospital had started dealing with general surgeries and childbirth.
He said they would work alongside the Ministry of Public Health to have professional healthcare personnel. He added the rest of 300 beds would start operation over the next three years.
Abdul Wasi, a resident of Aino Mina area of Kandahar city, the provincial capital, said construction work on the hospital was completed in almost five years but now only 50 beds were made available for treatment.
He urged the authorities concerned to pay special attention to Kandahar people’s healthcare services and open all the 350 beds of the hospital. (Pajhwok)