UNHCR supports free health services in Quetta: Rahmat Saleh Baloch

Thursday 29 December 2016 3 weeks ago 42   Quetta   Print

Provincial Minister for Health, Rahman Saleh is inaugurating the maternal & child health care unit in Quetta.

Report  Web desk : The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has completed the refurbishment and upgrading of a maternal and child health facilities in Quetta to provide uninterrupted, quality health services to women and children. Provincial Minister for Health, Rahmat Saleh Baloch presided over the ceremony of the only basic maternal and child health care unit in Union Council Qambrani, located in the southern part of Quetta city, catering the needs of over 42,000 people. UNHCR provided 11.5 million Pakistani rupees USD 110,000 for the improvement of the reproductive health-care unit at where about 40 percent of the patients are Afghan refugees. The project is expected to benefit over 1,200 women and 2,000 children (under two years of age) each year by providing ante-natal, natal and post-natal health care services to both Pakistani and Afghan refugee communities. Minister Rahmat Saleh Baloch appreciated the work of UNHCR for undertaking this life-saving initiative and equipping a facility capable of providing mother and child healthcare service on 24/7 basis for the entire population of Qambrani.