21 November 2019

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Health

Monday July 1, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended and spoke during a national symposium on fighting cancer held in Marmarin Palace yesterday, BNA reported.
Attended by First Lady and a number of cabinet members, the President said that when we heard the cancer word, we would lose hope, therefore, we should break this obstacle and accept that cancer is existed, it threatens our life and we should take necessary steps for its treatment. “We should move toward action and take specific steps to fight against cancer,” the President said. Calling joint steps key to fight cancer, the President said that the number of those affected with cancer was unclear three years ago, but now, effective works have been done as a result of efforts made by First Lady Office, Afghanistan high medical council and the entity to fight cancer, the Present went on to say. Pointing at problems in the field of health, the President said that our problem was that we build hospitals, but we don’t step up in terms of their structure, machineries, health personnel and nurses.
The President added fighting cancer is costly, therefore, there should be clear distinction between cancer diagnosis and treatment centers and step should be taken based upon the cancer type. He clarified that the ministry of finance should include ‘Cancer Diagnostic Center’ in its budget and conduct a specific survey on providing x-ray and other types of machineries. He also called maintaining relations key between fighting cancer entities in Afghanistan and world networks on fighting cancer. Stressing on digital diagnosis, the President said that all hospitals and clinics should be connected to each other and necessary measures should be taken in this regard.
 

Tuesday June 25, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The construction work of 20 health clinics have been completed within the last six months in several provinces.
Wahidullah Mayar spokesman for ministry of public health told BNA reporter, the health clinics has been constructed with a sum of 1,363 billion Afghanis in several provinces.
Health services have been provided by construction of the health clinics.
M.A.Ansari
 

Thursday June 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated in 79th graduation ceremony of students of Kabul Medical University and delivered speech yesterday.
According to BNA report, speaking to graduated students of the university, the country’s chief executive while congratulating the graduated students, their families and academic society of the country said completing this higher education period was a significant stage, but entering educated youths to the society was in fact entering to world of new responsibilities. “Knowledge has no border and we hope that the new graduated students will serve health sector and their country regardless to religion, tribe and affiliation to any political and faction relations as our country needs honestly and continued services of new graduated students,” chief executive said, adding it was not true that saying a big part of our patients go abroad due to lack of experienced and qualified doctors. He said there were still honest, honorable and committed teachers and doctors serving for the country as very good developments have been done in the field of health in the country. In the ceremony, acting minister of higher education Abdul Tawab Bala Karzai said that the government was providing higher education to BA level to Afghan youths free of any charges; therefore, the anticipation of the government from the graduated students was to honestly serve the country.
 

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Polio Virus crippled a two year-old boy in Meherabad village, Urozgan province.
Earlier a Polio incident was reported in Watapor District, Kunar province.
According to BNA report, since the beginning of this year, nine positive polio events have been recorded in Urozgan, Kandahar and Helmand provinces.
Public Health Ministry with releasing a statement said, the lack of access to all children at the time of implementation of vaccination against paralysis, many children have been threatened.
Currently Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries where positive polio cases still exist.
T. Yarzada

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