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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:58 - Updated Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:58

Angola: Camama urban district to gain maternal-infant hospital

Luanda - A 350-bed maternal-infant hospital will be built in Camama urban district of Talatona, municipality, where the cornerstone was laid Monday in Luanda.

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MAQUETtE of the Camama MATERNal-INFANTIL hospital

Photo: Francisco Miudo

VICE-PResident lays cornerstone for the construction of the Camama maternal-infant HOSPITAL

Photo: Francisco Miudo

VICE-PResident lays cornerstone for the construction of the Camama maternal-infant HOSPITAL

Photo: Francisco Miudo

After witnessing the signing of the consignment acts between the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Construction Company of Casais, the Vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente, laid the cornerstone for the construction of the 10-storey building.

For this undertaking, the Angolan state will make available approximately 32 billion kwanza (equivalent to 194 million US dollars) in the construction and equipment of that hospital and close to 776 million kwanza (about four million US dollars), with the supervision of the project.

According to the Health minister, Luís Gomes Sambo, at the event, the maternal-infant hospital will have 170 beds for maternity and 180 for pediatrics and will be implanted in a wasteland of about 40.000 square meters, in a period of approximately 24 months.

He said that the project, approved by the President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, aims at increasing the coverage of pediatric and maternity services in the southern region of Luanda, reducing child mortality, ensuring safe births and contributing to people’s life quality and expectancy.

Camama maternal-infant hospital will have clinical emergency services, maternity (room for delivery, obstetrics and gynecology), pediatrics, physiotherapy and physical rehabilitation, surgery, burn units, respiratory therapy, clinical analysis laboratories, imaging system and radio diagnosis, morgue and a 520-car parks.

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