Community Healthcare Facility In Fallujah
There has been a lot of strain on the Fallujah General Hospital. It has been up until recently the only health care facility in the area, and its resources were literally strained to the maximum. But a recent clinic opening has helped change that.
A healthcare clinic has been opened in the Shuhada region of Fallujah last Tuesday. It was constructed to help bring quality healthcare to the region and help relieve the stress and strain on the local Fallujah General Hospital. The new clinic opening was well attended with more than eight hundred citizens showing up for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The new clinic will offer health care that can be accessed by villagers and citizens in the region. They can come to the new clinic and see an Iraqi Physician. The Provincial Embedded Reconstruction Team, based at Camp Fallujah, constructed it. The clinic will be staffed with doctors coming over from the Fallujah General Hospital.
The new clinic is part of the overall plan to rejuvenate and construct a higher capacity for the local healthcare system. “The primary goal was to get facilities back together, and operating, back on the road to operating at full capacity,” said Navy Commander Dan Cornwell. Cornwell is Medical Advisor for the ePRT team. “With the opening of this clinic, it is another step in the Iraqi healthcare system functioning working independently and on its own,” said Commander Cornwell.
The health clinic grand opening also gave a chance for Coalition Force Doctors to work with and mentor Iraqi Doctors. “We are excited as it gives us a chance to grow and learn new methods, and new important medical techniques,” said Dr. Omar Sumosein Alrawi. Dr. Alrawi is a director for the new Health Care Clinic.