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Friday June 14, 2019
BAMIYAN CITY (BNA) The construction work of Imam Khumaini 120-hospital will be completed at the end of 1398 year in central Bamiyan province.
According to BNA local correspondent report, Mohammad Raza Bahrami Iran ambassador to Kabul during his trip to Bamiyan province told, the hospital to be built on three floors and the construction work of the hospital will be completed at the end of 1398 year.
The construction work of the hospital have been stopped for several years and restarted since seven months ago, Bahrami added.
The hospital will be built in international standards and would be activated in central zone of the country, Bahrami concluded.
M.A.Ansari

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Public Health Ministry has planned to build standard hospitals in Kabul city.
BNA correspondent reported, the financial and executive deputy of Public Health Ministry has announced the report in starting the construction work of Qala-e-Wahid hospitals in Kabul.
The Qala-e-Wahid hospitals will be constructed from budget of Public Health Ministry at the cost of 13 million Afghanis.
The standard hospital will be constructed in Kabul for further access of people to medical services.
T. Yarzada

Friday May 31, 2019
Kabul (BNA) A new polio case has been reported from Watapur District of Kunar Province which permanently paralyzed a 3 months old male child. This new case brings the total number of polio cases for Afghanistan to 8 in 2019. This is the first case from the Eastern Region this year, the rest 7 cases have been reported from Southern region.
There are relatively large areas in Watarpur that have been inaccessible for most of the polio vaccination campaigns and routine immunization. Around 85% of target children (8,500 out of 9,821) were inaccessible in last Subnational Immunization Activity conducted in April. Inaccessibility in Watapur district has been dynamic since many years now. This area has been under Daesh control since August 2018 and before that, it was under the control of Taliban.
The Afghan Minister of Public Health, Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz expressed his deepest concern saying that the inaccessibility was a big challenge in reaching every child with two drops of polio vaccination as the children’s right to a healthy life.
There are two major challenges ahead of polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan: first, the inaccessibility that means many children are unable to be vaccinated in every round of polio vaccination campaign due to security problems and second, the low awareness of community about importance of polio vaccine and risk of polio virus to their children.  Combined, these two issues mean that many children are needlessly at risk of permanent paralysis due to polio.
Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure and the polio vaccine is the only safe and effective way to protect children. All children should be vaccinated against polio during each campaign, until they reach the age of five. House-to-house vaccination is the only effective way to achieve polio eradication because it means every child has access to vaccination. This strategy has been implemented in all countries, and has proven to be most effective. However, if parents live in areas where there is no house-to-house campaign available, they should take their children to the local health facility for free polio vaccine.
The polio vaccine is safe, even for sick and newborn children. It is very important that newborns and sick children get the vaccine, because they may have lower immunity which makes them more susceptible to the virus.
Polio vaccination has also been strongly endorsed by national and global Islamic scholars.
Currently, only Afghanistan and Pakistan are reporting endemic polio cases. So far, in 2019, Afghanistan has reported 8, and Pakistan has reported 19 positive polio cases.
M.A.Ansari


 

Saturday May 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health commemorated the Industry Week in a ceremony, attended by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, BNA reported.
In the ceremony held the other day, Chief Executive by expressing happiness over increasing of medications industry in the country said self-sufficiency in 15 staples of pharmaceutical drugs in the country was a big achievement in health sector. Considering prevention of trafficking in all fields in particular importing of medications as significant, Chief Executive promised he would talks to relevant officials in connection with prevention of trafficking of medications and other items were also discussed in the meeting.
Dr. Abdullah stressed that for further expansion of domestic pharmaceutical factories in the country, all doctors should prescribed domestic drugs for their patients and owners of manufacturing companies should make the people aware of using their products. Meanwhile, minister of public health Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz said that commemoration of the Industry Week was aimed at expansion and supporting domestic products, saying that enhancement of quality of medications, expansion of the domestic products and providing facilities to investors to invest in the country are in priorities of the Ministry of Public Health. “Currently, from nearly 60 manufacturing companies which have been created in Afghanistan, 40 are operating and 20 of them are about to be created,” Dr. Feroz said.
 

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