Afghanistan: Meymaneh hospital received buildings from PRT

Release # 2007-450

MEYMANEH, Afghanistan (June 20) - ISAF's Provincial Reconstruction Team Meymaneh handed over several new buildings to officials from a hospital here June 16.

PRT Meymaneh soldiers supported the local authorities and non-governmental organizations in renovating the Meymaneh Hospital. It's the main hospital in Faryab province providing care to more than 1 million people.

The Norwegian government funded the construction of the buildings. The new buildings include laundry, kitchen and dining hall, guard room, drug treatment center, two washroom and toilet facilities for men and women, waste-burning station, morgue and a female guest room building.

"A basic right for all citizens is good health care and health care is a responsibility of the provincial authorities," said Lt. Col. Jørn Erik Berntsen, PRT Meymaneh commander. "Related to this, the PRT wants to support the provincial government in its work for better health in Faryab."

PRT Meymaneh has not only put an effort in renovating buildings at the hospital but also building the hospital's ability to treat patients. PRT Meymaneh's Norwegian medical personnel regularly meet and consult with the staff at the Meymaneh hospital.

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