I am very pleased to share with you the progress that has been made over the last three months towards opening AMOR's new clinic at the Aschiana School for Street Children. The renovation of one of the buildings at the school is well underway. These renovations will result in a 6 bed clinic with a pharmacy, indoor waiting area and vaccination room. Construction is scheduled to be complete by November 15, 2012....or maybe earlier!!
The exam tables to be used in each of the clinic rooms were donated by Direct Relief International. They have passed customs inspection in Kabul and are in storage waiting for the rooms to be completed. Direct Relief has also donated a sterilzation machine to be used for the instuments that are used during procedures at the clinic, it has also passed customs and is waiting to be installed. A very heartfelt "Thank You" to Direct Relief for their support and contribution to this project!
It is now time to put your Donation dollars to work! Dr Mark, CEO of AMOR, is currently in Kabul and is securing the supplies and medications that are necessary for the daily operations of the clinic. Dr. Bashitie, a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency program at Afshar hospital and Head physician at the clinic, is assisting with the beginning stages of operation and is looking forward to starting the interview process of the nurses and other staff required at the clinic.
Thank you very much for your continued support of this much needed clinic. There are now 7000 registered childen at the Aschiana School for Street Children in Kabul that this clinic will serve. This will also be the only clinic within a mile radius in a community of high rise appartment buildings. Because of your generous donations AMOR will be able to bring health care and education into this community.
June Update on AMOR's Clinic at the Ashiana School
By Davena Witcher | Development Director
I am very pleased to report that steady progress has been made towards opening the clinic at the Aschiana School for Street Children. The necessary extra steps to insure that quality construction is completed, the proper equipment is secured and appropriately trained medical staff are employed has moved our opening date to the first weeks of October. We are delighted that the clinic is on schedule to be open before the winter weather sets in.
Final blue prints were reviewed this week by AMOR's CEO Dr. Mark Scoffield and the Aschiana School's Dirctor Engineer Yousef. Bids to complete the construction have been submitted by several companies and selection of the contractor is anticipate before Dr. Mark complets his trip to Afghanistan.
Direct Relief International has graciously donated much of the equipment needed for the exam rooms. The equipment has been selected and properly packaged onto pallets. Shipping is being done through the Denton Program offered by the Military on their cargo plans. This program requires that the shipment wait until there is sufficient space available on a cargo plane going to Afghanistan before it leaves the United State. There is no charge for this type of shipping when it is being done for Non-profits providing humanitarian relief. AMOR saves thousands of dollars each year by taking advantage of this generous service. We anticipate the equipment should arrive in Kabul some time in September.
Dr. A. Bashiti is a graduate of the Family Medicine Residency program at Afshar hospital and has accepted a position at the Aschiana Clinic. She will have a key role in overseeing the final set up of the clinic. We look forward to using the funds raised by your generous donations to this project during the this final set up phase when lab supplies and medications will be purchased.
Thank you for your continued support of AMOR and our new clinic at the Aschiana School for Street Children. Your donations will provide lifesaving medical care to thousands of children. I look forward to keeping you updated on the success of this project.
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