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PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Parwan Gov. Abdul Baseer Salangi and Soraya Dalil, the acting Minister of Health, inspect the inside of one of the eight new ambulances donated to the people of Parwan at a ceremony in Charikar, Afghanistan, March 30. (Courtesy photo)

 

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Republic of Korea Provincial Reconstruction Team donated eight new ambulances to the people of Parwan Province in a ceremony at the Green Hotel in Charikar March 30.



Last year, in the Salang District, Parwan Province, 200 people died during an avalanche because they were too far from medical facilities and the district had inadequate emergency transportation, said Soraya Dalil, the acting Minister of Health.

The ROK PRT took on the task of improving the medical care system in the area. The PRT plans to donate a total of 16 ambulances as well as ultrasound equipment and X-ray machines. Four clinics are also planned for the province including one currently under construction in Charikar. In addition, the PRT sent 130 Afghans to Korea in 2010 for medical training and plans on sending another 200 this year. Finally, the PRT is overseeing a midwife training program in Charikar to help alleviate the high number of deaths during childbirth.

“This gift will especially help mothers who are unable to get to the hospital, potentially reducing the number of woman dying from childbirth due to inadequate care,” said Dr. Mohammad Qassim Saidi, Parwan Public Health director.

The ambulances will be distributed to six districts which are far from medical facilities or have large populations including Shakyh Ali, Charikar, Salang and Koh-E Safi.

“We have come here with the sincerest intentions for our Afghan friends,” said Mr. Kwon, the ROK PRT director. “We will do our best to support Parwan, while working with Gov. Salangi. I will not say reconstruction can be done in a short time. This is a small gift as compared to what we plan to achieve. We can all make a difference day by day. Everyone is a key player in helping Afghanistan.”

Parwan Gov. Abdul Salangi thanked the PRT for their overwhelming generosity and their continued support of the Afghan people.

“A strong country requires healthy people,” said Salangi. “Do you know anyone who has done this much work?” Salangi said referring to the ROK PRT.

 

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A view inside of one of the eight new ambulances donated to the people of Parwan by the Republic Of Korea Provincial Reconstruction Team at a ceremony in Charikar, Afghanistan, March 30. (Courtesy photo)

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The eight new ambulances donated to the people of Parwan by the Republic Of Korea Provincial Reconstruction Team wait in a line outside the Green Hotel in Charikar, Afghanistan, for the ceremony March 30. (Courtesy photo)

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