The Ministry of Health confirmed that the main headquarters of the Ghat General Hospital has been closed for more than 13 years, apparently due to maintenance works which began in 2008.

This confirmation came in a visit by a delegation, headed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, in response to the extremely urgent humanitarian appeal, which was launched by a citizen of Ghat, regarding the deterioration of medical services provided to citizens at the hospital.

The Ministry of Health said that Ghat General Hospital, working from its temporary headquarters, suffers from a severe shortage of medicines, equipment and medical care and added that it would develop an urgent and top priority short-term leading to long-term solution to ensure the continued provision of medical services to the citizens of Ghat.