Bahrain opens $7m health centre in Gaza
Manama, April 11, 2012
Bahrain has opened a BD2.7 million ($7.16 million) health centre in Gaza, which will serve more than 130,000 Palestinian refugees, including 6,000 diabetics, and provide healthcare for 10,000 children.
The Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) inaugurated the facility, the largest of its kind there, in co-operation with the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
RCO secretary-general Dr Mustafa Al Sayyed, UNRWA Commissioner-General Peter Ford and other officials attended.
Dr Al Sayyed reaffirmed Bahrain's resolve to continue co-operation with UNRWA in serving Palestinian refugees, particularly in the fields of education and health.
Bahrain has funded the establishment of Manama School in Tal Al Hawa, and Fakhoura Library in the north of the Strip.
An agreement has also been signed to revamp the Dir Al Balah Centre for the Handicapped in Central Gaza. – TradeArabia News Service
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