UNOCI rehabilitates dental clinic in Issia hospital through Quick Impact Project
The dental clinic in the general hospital in the town of Issia, 363 km from Abidjan, which has not been functioning for the past nine months, is once again treating patients. It has just been rehabilitated by the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) as part of its Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme.
The chief of United Nations Police (UNPOL) for Sector West, Joseph Malanda, handed over the keys to the newly-equipped clinic to hospital authorities on Wednesday, 24 July 2013, in the presence of a high-level delegation of local authorities led by the Prefect of the Department, Benjamin Effoli.
The project involved the provision of the latest dental chair, two air conditioners, as well as masonry, carpentry and plumbing works. The building was also repainted.
The UNPOL chief of Sector West expressed the hope that the new material would be put to good use and reaffirmed UNOCI's availability to support initiatives aimed at promoting peace. « I have no doubt that those working in the hospital will put this equipment to good use and I would like to reiterate UNOCI's willingness to accompany the Ivorian people in their search for lasting peace," he said.
Speaking on behalf of the people of Issia, the Prefect of the Department, Benjamin Effoli, expressed his appreciation for all that UNOCI does to benefit the population in his district. « Once again UNOCI has helped us to improve our lives. Now our people do not have to travel far to receive dental care," he added.