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UK forces help transform Helmand hospital

October 12, 2011

A hospital in Helmand province has been transformed into one of the leading medical facilities in the province, with the help of British forces.

Sergeant Karen Swallow RAF with Dr Abdul Latif

Sergeant Karen Swallow RAF with Dr Abdul Latif, the driving force behind the renovation of Gereshk District Hospital. Picture: Petty Officer (Photographer) Hamish Burke, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Less than twelve months ago Gereshk District Hospital was in a poor state; all of the buildings were in need of urgent repair, there were no inpatients, the incinerator was broken, and medical waste littered the hospital grounds.

Since then, the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), working with a Military Stabilisation Support Team (MSST), has completed 23 renovation projects at the site in Nahr-e Saraj (North).

The hospital is now one of the leading medical facilities in Helmand, able to provide treatment to a much larger number of patients from Now Zad and Sangin – more than 20km away.

Continues at: mod.uk – UK forces help transform Helmand hospital

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 12, 2011 16:46

    I congratulate with the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team and Military Stabilization Support Team for an act and a result of hihg humanity, that may save lives and apport hope to Afghan people. It has been a war againts medical structures’s deprivation that has the same importance of a warìs win.
    Honor and thanks for a result that enhance humanity of military.
    Claudio Alpaca

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