RELEASE NUMBER: 100908-01
DATE POSTED: SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
USSF helps Paktia locals prepare for winter
PAKTIA, Afghanistan (Courtesy of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Media Operations Center, Sept. 8, 2010) – U.S. Special Forces delivered medical supplies to the Dand Wa Patan District Clinic, Sept. 4, in order to help prepare the surrounding villages for winter.
Soldiers first met with Paktia sub-governor Niaz Mohommad and village elders to discuss the upcoming parliamentary elections, but then also volunteered supplies for the clinic.
“Initially, the visit was to discuss the elections,” said the Special Forces officer in charge of the delivery. “But, with winter coming soon, we knew the clinic was running low on supplies.”
The district clinic was built in 2006 by the United States Agency for International Development and has a staff of nine who serve an average of 120 people a day.
“This clinic serves four or five tribes around the entire district, which amounts to about 30,000 Afghans,” said the officer.
Included in the supplies were numerous types of antibiotics, cold and flu medicine.