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Sunday, October 09, 2016
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani unexpectedly visited two of the capital’s key hospitals and queried the health condition of the patients, his office said Saturday.
The president expressed dissatisfaction over what he said a poor sanitation of Wazir Mohammad Khan Hospital, saying, “Reports provided about the hospital didn’t match the fact,” according to the statement.
President Ghani ordered soon implementation of sufficient sanitary program in the hospital, besides timely check-up of the patients’ health conditions, the statement added. The statement went on as quoting the president for abruptly visiting the Indira Gandhi Child Hospital, where he also enquired the children and paid listen to their wardens.
“The sanitation condition of the hospital is satisfactory. The child hospital’s conditions should be a sample for other health centers and the officials would be appreciated,” the statement quoted the president as saying.
For further improvement of the hospital and paying attention to the patients by the officials, the president provided needed instructions, said the statement adding professional cadres and additional needed posts for further improvement of the Child Hospital, should be recruited. The president asked the related hospital officials for providing a list of the hospital requirements and sending it to the presidential office to seek fair solutions, the statement added. Health conditions would necessarily be paid attention by the government, beside efforts are being done for restoration of security in the country, the president said as quoted in the statement.

Sunday September 25, 2016

Taliqan City (BNA) A 200-bed hospital to be constructed as soon in northern Takhar province.
Hafizullah Safi head of public health department of the province said BNA correspondent, the hospital to be built at the length of 20 acres of lands funded by Germany at the cost of USD 10 million, which has 470 rooms and has capacity of 300 patients.
Meanwhile, residents of Takhar province expressed their gratitude from construction of this hospital said, after that the problems of patient families absolutely will be settled in center and districts of the province.
 

Sunday September 4, 2016

Kabul (BNA) The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) has warned that 40 percent of Afghanistan's population or 11.3 million people are food insecure, while chronic malnutrition affects more than 40 percent of Afghan children under five years old.
WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin issued the warning Friday at the conclusion of her four-day maiden visit to the war-ravaged country, the first by a WFP chief in 13 years, to "implore" the donor community to continue their support despite the squeeze on funding because of new global crises. "This not the time for the international community to turn away from the needs of the people of Afghanistan," she told reporters in Kabul. While WFP has already reached almost two million of the most vulnerable Afghans with food and cash assistance, Cousin said, the organization needs $50 million in donor funding to reach another 1.6 million people through the end of this year. "It is the funding challenges and a turning away of the international community, or reduction in support by the international community for the activities here in Afghanistan, which will limit our ability to perform the work that is required," Cousin said, when asked what the biggest concern for WFP's Afghan mission.
She noted that the 3.6 million Afghans who the WFP is trying to help do not include thousands of refugee families who have returned or are in the process of returning home from neighboring Pakistan this year. "Many of them come across with nothing, without the ability to meet the food-assistance needs of their families," said the WFP head, adding that her organization is working with other partners to meet the needs of returnees. Cousin admitted that increased instability and conflict in some Afghan areas has forced WFP to suspend program operations periodically throughout the year. "The answer to terrorism and conflict is hope and opportunity provided by sustainable, durable economic opportunity and prosperity where every parent can access the food that they required to feed their children," she said. Afghanistan's Northern provinces are traditionally inaccessible for aid deliveries during winter months, and the spread of fighting to those areas in recent months has added to the challenges facing aid groups.
 

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.

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