The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga and the Italian Consulate in Erbil are to cooperate on the construction of a hospital for wounded Peshmerga, wrote BasNews.
The Ministry of Peshmerga has released a statement announcing that Peshmerga Minister Mustafa Said Qadir met with the Italian Consul Carmelo Ficarra and two Italian companies on 12th April, and discussed the project.
According to the statement, the proposal has been delivered to the Ministry of Health for further consideration.
Said Qadir said that a military hospital is now essential to provide medical treatment for Peshmerga.
It comes after that more than 5,000 Peshmerga have been wounded during clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants since last June. Those in a critical condition have been sent abroad for treatment as there is no hospital in the Kurdistan Region capable of treating their injuries.