KFAED provides 199.4 MD in funding to build and equip 4 hospitals in regions | Tunisia News Gazette

KFAED provides 199.4 MD in funding to build and equip 4 hospitals in regions

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), on Thursday, provided Tunisia 199.4 million dinars in funding, in the form of a loan of 197 MD and a donation of 2.4 MD.

To this end, two agreements were signed by Minister of Development, Investment and International Co-operation Zied LaAdhari and Director General of KFAED Abdulwahab Al-Bader.

The first agreement provides for granting a loan of 197MD, intended to finance the construction and equipment of four regional B-type hospitals in the governorates of Sidi Bouzid, Kairouan, Jendouba and Siliana, which will be completed in 2021. This credit with a 1.5% interest rate will be repaid over 20 years.

The hospitals will be built in the delegations of Jelma, Hafouz, Ghardimaou and Makther.

They will each be equipped with 105 beds and equipped with different medical specialties (pediatrics, otolaryngology (ENT), dental, gynecology, resuscitation and emergency) as well as analysis laboratories, scanners and pharmacies.

Mohamed Mokdad, director of studies and planning at the Ministry of Health said the construction of these hospitals will be carried out, in accordance with international standards and will strengthen existing regional hospitals, which currently number 35.

The second agreement relates to a donation of 2.4 MD for the preparation of a study of technical and economic efficiency and tender documents for the construction and equipment project of a centre for carcinogenic diseases in Greater Tunis.

This centre, whose costs are estimated at 200 MD, will be equipped with modern equipment, he said, adding that the land dedicated to this project has already been identified.

The centre, which will also house a hotel for patients and their companions, will relieve pressure on the Salah-AzaA�z Institute (a reference center for cancer surveillance, diagnosis and treatment) and offer its services in reasonable deadlines so as to help reduce deaths due to the delay in treatment of affected patients, according to a document from the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Co-operation.

Al-Bader said the signing of this agreement is part of the implementation of the commitment made by the Fund, at the international conference “Tunisia 2020” to grant Tunisia $ 500 million in funding over five years, at a rate of $100 million a year.

Source: TAP News Agency

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