Shabait.com (Asmara) 9 November 2010 Eritrea: Newly Built National Referral Clinic Inaugurated

Asmara — A national referral clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) constructed at an
expenditure of over 13 million Nakfa within the premises of the Orotta Referral Hospital
was inaugurated yesterday. The project was implemented in accordance with the
understanding reached between the Ministry of Health and the German-based
MEDCARE Association.
The clinic is equipped with a total of 15 rooms along with full equipments, including
rooms serving for out-patients, surgery room, laboratory and other facilities.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the director of national referral hospitals in the
Health Ministry, Dr. Habteab Mehari, said that the newly constructed ENT national
referral clinic is an integral part of the substantial investment being made to ensure
public health.
He further indicated that the clinic equipped with full modern equipments would play
major role in reinforcing the health sector. Dr. Habteab expressed appreciation to
partners in facilitating the success of the project.
Likewise, the Board Chairman of MEDCARE, Prof. Eberhard Stennert, stated that the
clinic ranks among the top similar clinics in the African continent in terms of its capacity
and quality. He further expressed conviction that the existing cooperation and relations
would be further enhanced in the future.

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