As part of the Afghan National Army’s self-sufficiency, a new 50-bed field hospital was recently inaugurated at Camp Shorabak in Helmand province.
“Previously, Afghan security forces were treated at the coalition medical facility in Helmand,” said Colonel Abdul Akim Zia, chief of the ANA medical recruitment. “But now ANA has its own hospital, which will be updated to a 100-bed in the near future.”
Talking to Sada-e Azadi magazine, Col Zia said that the hospital was equipped with an intensive care unit, operation theatre, laboratory, X-ray, dental unit, endoscopy, pharmacy and a fleet of ambulance. The ANA doctors and surgeons at the hospital are trained to conduct all sorts of medical and surgical procedures.
He also said that, if need be, the hospital would be providing medical care to the residents of Helmand and adjoining provinces.
The recently held opening ceremony of the Shorabak Field Hospital was attended by General Dr Abdul Basir Elaj, deputy commander of the ANA Medical Affairs, Major General Dr Mohammed Musa Wardak, chief of the ANA Medical Affair, Major General Sayed Malook, commander, ANA 215th Maiwand Corps, and the medical staff of the hospital.
Major General Sayed Malook thanked the military leadership for sanctioning the medical facility for the soldiers in Helmand.
Col Dr Muhammad Aqa Sharafzoy, the chief medical officer at the hospital, said that his team was professional trained and capable of providing timely medical services to the brave security personal of the Afghan National Security Forces.