KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Southern Kandahar’s Regional Military Hospital received a new floor, May 3, which will help hospital workers contain contagious waste and combat infection.
According to U.S. Air Force Maj. David Huinker, an advisor assigned to NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, the glossy, new surface is part of a $152 thousand improvement project awarded to the facility September 2011 and is a crucial addition.
“Before, the floor was porous and absorbed liquid waste and bacteria, which isn’t ideal for a hospital setting,” he said. “The new floor is easier to clean, more durable and provides better infection control.”
Kandahar’s military hospital receives more than 90 percent of airlifted patients from both southern and southwestern Afghanistan and is the only casualty and trauma treatment facility in the region. Since it’s opening in 2008, the KRMH has continued growing, receiving a specialized staff and equipment to help provide quality care to nearly 100 daily patients.
NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan is a coalition of 38 troop-contributing nations charged with assisting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in generating a capable and sustainable Afghan National Security Force ready to take lead of their country’s security by 2014. For more information about NTM-A, visit www.ntm-a.com.
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