The Iraqi Red Crescent continues to carry out a number of projects to renovate health facilities and hospitals in each of Iraq’s governorates in order to advance the state of the nation’s health and raise the caliber of medical services offered to citizens.
The rehabilitation of four health centers in the governorates of Diyala and Muthanna was completed as part of the project (Improving access to water and sanitation services) run by the IRCS with assistance from the Norwegian Red Cross, there are two centers in Diyala (Buhraz First Center in Buhraz area) and Al-Khalis center in khalis district) and two in Al-Muthanna (Al-Intisar and Al-Qashla health centers), both in Al-Samawah district.
The Director of the IRCS’s structure and rehabilitation division, Nawar Abdul-Qader, stated: “The maintenance work included installing water tanks with a 1000 liter capacity, with the number of tanks being determined by the needs of each center, as well as installing water coolers and RO systems with an 80 liter per hour production capacity, to provide warm water during the winter, each facility also has a water pump and heater.
Mr. Nawar has added that the teams from the IRCS directly oversaw the renovation of bathrooms, upkeep of water and sewage networks, and renovation of medical facilities by installing new seats, replacing doors and sinks, supplying cleaning supplies like soap and disinfectants, as well as supplying waste containers of various sizes, additionally providing a first aid kit including (13) medical supplies to each health center.
In order to determine which medical centers in the targeted governorates were the most in need of rehabilitation, Abdul Qader has noted that the medical centers were selected in coordination with the health departments in the targeted governorates, field checks were made, and a budget was prepared for the amounts that should be allocated to each center to start its rehabilitation work.”