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Takhar’s Farkhar Hospital to get a new emergency unit with German funding

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Takhar’s Farkhar Hospital to get a new emergency unit with German funding

RCDFThe new Emergency Unit for Farkhar District Hospital will include three emergency rooms with enough capacity for treating nine emergency patients simultaneously. The 2.6 AFN million in funding for the construction project were provided by the German Government.

Hafizullah Saffi, Director of Takhar Department of Public Health (DoPH), and Mulla Atta, Farkhar’s District Governor, officially laid the cornerstone for construction of an emergency unit at Farkhar Hospital in the province of Takhar on Wednesday. Once completed in December of this year, the new emergency unit building will be able to offer improved health services for the district’s citizens. With a total of three emergency rooms, the hospital will now be able to treat up to nine emergency cases at the same time. The DoPH will implement the construction with AFN 2.6 million in funding and technical support from Germany.

As Saffi emphasized at the ceremony, “The population of Farkhar is very happy about the prospect of improved emergency services. The hospital will also be able to employ qualified doctors for the new ward, while other doctors will have greater opportunities to improve their own capacities in other hospital wards.” He also declared that the project unit will be built in accordance with the highest standards.

The hospital is currently the main health centre for almost 64,000 inhabitants from 83 villages in the remote district of Farkhar. By cutting journey time for emergency victims to other district or provincial hospitals, the emergency unit can provide faster treatment and help reduce the mortality rate and expenditure for patients. The construction of the emergency unit and the services it offers will therefore be able to reach more citizens and strengthen the population’s confidence in the DoPH.

To officially celebrate the start of construction, Saffi, Mir Ahmad Tamim representative of provincial Governor Office (PGO) and Atta were joined by Dr. Frank Pohl, Development Commissioner of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ),and more than 100 representatives from the Provincial Development Committee, Provincial Council and District Development Assembly, elders, religious leaders and citizens from Farkhar district.

The project was initiated by the DoPH in Takhar and District Development Committee (DDC) in Fakhar, with the Provincial Development Committee (PDC) making the decision to construct the building. The DoPH started implementation with support from the Regional Capacity Development Fund (RCDF) and AFN 2,614,480 in financing from Germany’s BMZ.

As part of the Afghan-German Cooperation programme, the RCDF is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The RCDF provides supports for its Afghan partners’ development priorities both on a provincial and a district level in six of Afghanistan’s Northern provinces. At the same time, the RCDF provides training and coaching programmes for civil servants. With its broad range of activities, the RCDF aims to increase Afghan ownership of the development process, strengthen Afghan state institutions on the sub-national level and promote transparency and inclusiveness.

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