Two new hospitals are set to be constructed in Sofala Province, Mozambique at a cost of US$ 30m. This follows an MOU signed between the Dutch, French and Mozambican governments.
One of the hospitals will be built in Beira, the nation’s capital. It will be a general hospital with a 240 bed capacity. It will be funded by a US$ 15.2m soft loan by the French Development Agency (AFD). This hospital will complement Beira Central Hospital, whose resources are strained.
The second hospital will be constructed in rural Marromeu district at a cost of US$ 14m funded by a Dutch grant. The hospital will have a bed capacity of 140.
The Mozambican government has established that they will provide the needed expertise to run the hospitals. This includes medics, nurses, laboratory and X-ray technicians.
The new hospitals are meant to ease congestion in the currently available facilities, to help train medical students and also improve on the availability of health care services in the country. Construction works for the two hospitals are set to start by 2015 and the hospitals be ready by 2017.
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