Medical Service Outreach Provided During Task Force Efforts
During a medical clinic ran by soldiers from Coalition forces there were several hundred citizens that received services. Residents and citizens of the Tag Ab Valley, in the province of Kapisa, Afghanistan flocked to a makeshift clinic and hospital that was hosted as a part of Task Force Gladiator. The clinic was held in the village on April 19, and had as a primary goal reconnecting villagers with government services. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been working hard to provide infrastructure and services, and is seeking to reconnect to the people of Kapisa province.
The clinic was an effort to connect those citizens and Afghans living nearby to government services and reintroduce what the Afghan government can do to support its people. The Coalition provided a wall and a small tent, with a poncho wall to separate the women’s side from the men. ePRT teams worked to conduct the medical outreach, and saw as many of the villagers as time would permit.
Most of the ePRT coalition medical teams are conducted with medical staff seeing males only, because females due to their culture are not allowed to undress or be examined by men. For this reason the Kapisa village effort was successful because there were several female Coalition nurses that were available and treated female villagers that needed medical attention.
The goal is to help the Afghan people establish productive trust relationships between villagers and the Afghanistan Government forces. This clinic is just one of several planned for the region.