Tender for first aid point construction announced in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 24 / Trend A.Akhundov /
A group for the implementation of the World Bank (WB) project to reform the health care system in Azerbaijan, established under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Health has announced a tender to construct first aid points in the regions, a statement said today.
The tender is to be held on two lots, the first of which involves the construction of first aid point in the village of Bideyiz, in the Sheki region, the second - in the village of Gypchag, in the Gakh region.
The cost of participation in the tender is 350 manat.
The bids will be accepted until 14:00 August 22, 2012.
The project to reform the health care system in Azerbaijan consists of four main components:
- Strengthening of the management potential of the health ministry, sectorial policy, planning policy and regulation;
- Improving the quality and efficiency of health services in five pilot regions which includes the modification of the initial level of services at a regional level and the construction of three regional hospitals, strengthening the ties between primary and secondary levels of health care presented in these regions;
- Reform of health financing, a gradual transition to the principles of compulsory health insurance;
- Increasing human capacity, including a certification programme for medical personnel.
The project was approved by the board of directors of the World Bank on June 29, 2006, and its implementation began in December 2006.The total cost of the project is $ 78.25 million, of which $50 million is allocated by WB, while the share of the Government of Azerbaijan in the project is $28.25 million.
The official exchange rate is 0.7856 AZN/USD on July 24.