14 Jun 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: US-based Bayat Foundation, led by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr Ehsanollah Bayat, has inaugurated a new pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) and critical care unit (CCU) at Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul.
The new critical care unit is the 12th healthcare facility that the Bayat Foundation has constructed around the nation since beginning a mission in 2005 to build a network of maternal and early childhood hospitals in underserved and underdeveloped areas of Afghanistan whose main focus is maternal wellbeing, child health and safe births.
The facility, rebuilt atop the debris of an unused, ruined section of the building in less than five months, features advanced remote patient monitoring technology, modern beds and medical equipment, and a variety of additional solutions focused on enabling acute care for children.
Mr Bayat said, "We are grateful to have the opportunity to aid the committed medical staff and young children of Afghanistan by constructing this modern pediatric care unit. Through our long support of young leukemia patients at Indira Gandhi Hospital, we realized the significant difference that new ICU/CCU facilities could play in allowing doctors to serve many more of the neediest and most at-risk children, more effectively than before."