UNHCR hands over rehabilitated health units to K-P

UNHCR hands over rehabilitated health units to K-P


Our Correspondent June 15, 2021

PESHAWAR:

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, rehabilitated and enhanced 11 Basic Health Units and Rural Health Centers in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in an effort to improve public health services in the province.

A ceremony was held in Kohat district on Monday to inaugurate the facilities provided at the centres where strategic investments were made in the largest refugee-hosting districts under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme.

The 11 health facilities have been provided with additional labour and recovery rooms, medical equipment, furniture, waiting areas, washrooms and boundary walls.

As part of the UNHCR's Global Strategy for Sustainable Energy, which promotes the transition to clean, renewable energy in refugee settlements and hosting areas, the agency also installed solar panels to ensure an uninterrupted power supply to maternity wards.

The training of paramedical staff was also provided.

(With input from APP)

Published in The Express Tribune, June 15h, 2021.

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