Bayat Foundation Dedicates New Maternity Hospital to Fill a Critical Need in Afghanistan's Behsood District in Wardak Province

Apr 14, 2011, 13:34 ET from Bayat Foundation

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of the Bayat Foundation, a 501c(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan, 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.  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."

About the Bayat Foundation

Since 2005, the U.S.-based Bayat Foundation,, has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people.  Founded and directed by Ehsan and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 200 projects to improve the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan by constructing new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and by promoting health, education, economic, and cultural programs.  In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsan Bayat launched Afghan Wireless Communication Company ( in 2002, the first GSM wireless and Internet service provider in Afghanistan, followed by Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN),, which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5).  For more information, please email

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