Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of the Bayat Foundation, dedicated a new 30-bed maternity hospital in Hessa Dowom, Wardak Province, Afghanistan on April 13, 2011. The Bibi Khairi Gul hospital fills a critical need in the Behsood district, an underserved and underdeveloped area of Afghanistan. A large crowd joined Ehsan Bayat; Sadiq Modaber, Head of the Presidential Office and Consultant Ministers Administration; Mohammad Halim, Governor of Wardak province; and public health representatives on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, as Ehsan Bayat transferred the hospital to the Health Minister of Wardak Province.
The Bibi Khairi Gul Hospital is one of two hospitals completed and dedicated on April 13, 2011, by the Bayat Foundation in the Behsood district to serve patients from the surrounding region. The one-story hospital took 16 months to finish and is built to a modern design, with a complete electrical system, patient rooms, operating room, delivery room, post-op recovery room, a pharmacy, doctor’s office, reception area, storage and bathrooms. Bayat Foundation hospitals and clinics in Afghanistan have treated over 400,000 patients and the number keeps growing.
Ehsan Bayat said, “We are thankful to have the opportunity to aid the women of Afghanistan through medical resources such as Bibi Khairi Gul hospital. Â You can see the hope and excitement on the faces of the local women, and all that it means to the families and villages in Wardak Province.”