Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Modern psychiatric hospital under construction

The Ministry of Health said the construction of a modern mental hospital and research institute is well underway in Addis Ababa at a cost of 190 million birr.
Public Relations Officer with Amanuel Specialized Mental Hospital, Aschalew Abayneh, said that the hospital will have 292 beds and will also provide outpatient service. 
Aschalew said the 110 million birr budget has been allocated for the construction of a psychiatric department, offices and the mental health institute which will be launched next year.
Mekbib Abera, Project manager of Santa Maria Construction Company, which is constructing the hospital, said so far 53 percent of the hospital has been constructed and will become operational in 2006 E.C.
(The Ethiopian Herald)