Rehabilitation and Construction Projects

Project Rehabilitation and Construction Projects, Ibn Al-Quff Spinal Cord Injuries Hospital
Objectives

To support the growing admission of patients as well as the water shortage problems in Baghdad.

Project Partners -
Activities

Rehabilitation and construction of Ibn Al-Quff Spinal Cord Injuries Hospital. Also, installation of water system in the hospital.

Locations Baghdad
Period 2004 - 2005
Accomplishments

More than 3000 paraplegics and tetraplegics, with over 2000 amputees, arriving from all over Iraq benefi ted from the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Ibn Al-Quff.

Overview

Work on the Ibn Al-Quff Spinal Cord Injuries Hospital continued involving a lot of major structural repairs. While some parts needed only moderate rehabilitation, other parts of the hospital needed to be rebuilt from scratch.

More than 3000 paraplegics and tetraplegics, with over 2000 amputees, arriving from all over Iraq benefited from the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Ibn Al-Quff. Work on the Hospital took 11 months, and was finally completed in November 2004, costing USD300,000.

In August 2004, a decision was made for the installation and construction of the hospital’s water system. This was necessary to support the growing admission of patients as well as the water shortage problems in Baghdad. The installation would support the entire water needs of the Ibn Al-Quff, and would commence in January 2005. This would cost MERCY Malaysia USD34,910.

Unfortunately, the number of children under 12 years old suffering from spinal cord injuries has risen over the years. The construction of a Paediatric Ward is, therefore, necessary to ensure that these children receive proper medical care.

Construction of a new Paediatric Ward commenced at the end of 2004, and is estimated to cost USD75,340.