AT-KABUL: Ministry of Public Health on Sunday signed Memorandum of Understanding with Norway Committee to construct a regional medical institute in southern Paktia province.
Minister of Public Health Ferozudin Feroz said that over $1.3 million was donated by Norway to build a regional medical institute in Gardez city capital of Paktia province.
He said that by establishing of this medical institute a studying facility will be granted to the students of Paktia, Paktika, Khost and Ghazni provinces.
This institute will increase health workers in number in these provinces in order to expand healthcare facilities, he added.
He said that health worker particularly female health workers are not enough in the mentioned southern provinces.
He stated that students will be trained professional in this institute, adding that increasing of health workers will impact positively in serving healthcare services and particularly it will lead in decreasing of mother and child mortality.
Beside construction expenditure, training programs for 30 Physiotherapists, 30 laborants and 30 pharmacists with 40 percent of female will be funded through the above-mentioned donation.
Norway Committee Country Director for Afghanistan during signing of MoU called establishing of medical institute vital in the aspect of increasing of health workers particularly midwives in the province.
He said that Norway will remain committed to continue its financial and technical assistance with the health sector of Afghanistan.