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Construction, expansion of health projects underway

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W.Shoa Zone, January 16, 2012 (Ambo) - Construction and expansion of health projects is underway in West Shoa Zone of Oromia State with over 92 million Birr, the zonal health department said.

The department told ENA that the projects are being constructed in ten woredas of the zone.

It said the projects include, among others, construction of two hospitals and seven health stations as well as expansion of seven others.

Upon going fully operational, the projects will give service to more than 300,000 residents.

They will also help to increase the zonal health service coverage to 100 per cent from the present 94 per cent, the department said.