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).
[…] The program SPNA is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, managed by KfW Development Bank and implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in partnership with the non-governmental organisation Mercy Corps and the French Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED). The entire program’s budget amounts to more than AFN 7 billion for the period from 2010 to 2018, targeting the Northern provinces Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz and Baghlan. So far, more than 250 small and medium sized infrastructure projects (most of them educational infrastructure) have been funded in 57 districts. In Takhar alone, 76 projects have been accomplished in 13 districts, including the provincial capital Taloqan.