Sunday, September 04, 2016
Kabul (BNA) Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain, said that Pakistani-funded projects in Afghanistan in the health sector would be completed by the end of current year, a press release from Pakistan embassy in Kabul said.
He made the remarks during a visit to 300-Bed Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital here the other day, which is being built by Pakistan inLogar province.
Speaking on the occasion, the Ambassador stated that Pakistan had built a number of projects in Afghanistan in the health and education sectors, including Liaquat Ali Khan University, Balkh, Allama Mohammad Iqbal Faculty in Kabul University, Sir Syed Post Graduate Faculty of Sciences, Nangarhar University, Rehman Baba Hostel and School in Kabul, Nishtar Kidney Centre, Jalalabad, 400-Bed Jinnah Hospital, Kabul, and 300-Bed Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital at Logar, the press release added, saying Ambassador Hussain expressed optimism that these projects would significantly contribute to the social and economic development of Afghanistan. Highlighting the importance of the Naib Aminullah Khan Hospital, the Ambassador expressed hope that the hospital would not only cater to the needs of the people of Logar province but also to the adjacent provinces.
“Similarly, the people of Kabul would also enormously benefit from the 400-Bed Jinnah Hospital”, the Ambassador added as quoted in the press release. Abrar Hussain informed that both the hospitals would be fully equipped with the latest technology providing various services to the patients.
The Ambassador also emphasized the need for closer cooperation between the two neighboring countries, saying that both neighbors can benefit a lot from each other in various fields. He said that the destinies of the two brotherly countries are inter-linked and Pakistan had been endeavoring to work for the promotion of peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Kabul (BNA) India has committed to provide annual financial assistance of US$ 1 million for five years beginning 2015-16 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS).
This is for the treatment of Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, a press release from the embassy said. “The first installment of US$ 1 million was disbursed to ARCS in August 2015. With this assistance, from September 2015 to August 2016, we are pleased that a total of 471 Afghan children, covering age group from as young as 4 months to 18/19 years, have been treated at Artemis, Fortis and Max Hospitals in New Delhi, India,” the press release further added. India also provides financial, technical and training support to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul. This assistance would continue for a further period of four years and it is hoped that many more needy Afghan children and their families would benefit from such assistance. “India takes pride in being able to contribute towards the good health and wellbeing of Afghan children and brotherly people of Afghanistan,” the press release concluded.
Tuesday August 30, 2016
Taliqan City (BNA) Autumn program of anti-polio vaccination has been started with dropping two drops of vaccine in the mouth of a child by governor of northern Takhar province yesterday.
Hafizullah Safi head of public health department of Takhar told BNA correspondent, in this round 380,000 children under 5-year to be vaccinated in center and 16 districts of the province within three days.
In addition implementing of polio vaccine anti-night blindness and anti-virus tablets distribute for the children as well, Safi added.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Kabul (BNA) The national administration for medical affairs of the ministry of public health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the deputy ministry of information and culture on youth affairs to help the youth learn how to identify and publicize high quality medications, Bakhtar News Agency said the other day.
The quality medications are expected to be introduced publicly by the trained youth through the social networks, media and other ways, the agency added. The MoU was signed between, Dr Kamal Sadat, the youth affairs deputy minister of information and culture, Dr. Noorshah Kamawal, general director of national medical affairs of the ministry of public health, under which some 125 of the youths from the center and provinces of the country are expected to be trained how to identify high quality medications to publicize among the people, the agency added.
Dr. Sadat said the youth have the responsibility of identifying the quality medications and asked them for making efforts to help the people get familiarity with such quality medicines, said the agency.
Dr. Noorshah also spoke about the quality medications impacts and the role of the youths in publicizing them, noted that the main aim of the signed MoU was to help the people get familiarity with these types of medications, through the youth, with high capacity and said would not hesitate any effort to raise the youth’s level of information in this respect.