Maternal and Neonatal Care
FMIC’s vision to establish a world-class medical facility for women is now a reality in form of the Women’s Wing.
The new obstetrics and gynaecology wing is home to the first neonatal intensive care unit in Afghanistan, adding 52 beds for obstetric and gynaecologic care and provides space for 11 new women’s clinics. This will mean that mothers and newborns will no longer have to venture outside of Afghanistan to get high quality medical care.
Construction of the €16.59 million wing began in 2012 and is completed in September 2016. The new wing is expected to support 2,900 births, serve 23,000 outpatients and provide intensive care to over 555 infants each year.
The Women’s Wing is also an important referral and training centre for obstetrics and gynaecology healthcare professionals. FMIC will continue to expand its professional development programmes to train specialised physicians and allied health workers to the highest international standard.
The new facility will also carry out on- and off-site research aimed at gathering more information about – and, ultimately, helping to decrease – maternal and infant mortality rates in the region.
With the new Women’s Wing, FMIC continues to set the bar for quality healthcare in Afghanistan and help to increase the overall standard for medical practice throughout the region.
FMIC Women’s Wing by the Numbers
52 obstetrics and gynaecology beds (18 private, 10 semi-private and 24 wards)
6 labour and delivery rooms
2 operating theatres
14-bed neo-natal intensive care unit with a reanimation ward and neonatology
New outpatient services will include:
Nutrition care clinic
Family planning clinic
9-bed Emergency Room
It also includes a new laboratory, inpatient pharmacy, and biomedical engineering spaces.