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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.

Monday August 22, 2016

Kabul (BNA) Thousands urban and rural countrymen and women and children have been affected with diverse diseases due to poverty, unemployment, lack of medical facilities, environmental pollution, etc…, while tens private and public clinics and hospitals with or without essential resources including modern medical equipment, skilled, educated and qualified doctors are established and operating throughout Afghanistan specially in major cities and attract attention of people and patients and families with their commercial advertisements. We realize the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of these commercial facilities only when we take step into their corridors and see what is going on inside these so-called medical service centers. Several days it has been seen that poor patients who don’t afford payment of huge fees and treatment expenditure while most of them are rural, left disappointedly these centers despite of painful physical conditions and referred to government hospitals. Fortunately, despite of lack of essential medical facilities and shortage of medical equipment in these places, the patients have been medicated free of charge or with slight expenses.
Those who have been treated despite of limited resources repeatedly have raised their hands and prayed and thanked Allah the Great for operation of government hospitals otherwise poor patients even affected with ordinary diseases had no other option except to submit to death. Some other rich patients, who afforded travel to India or Pakistan for treatment. It means that private clinics and hospitals have merely been established to empty the people packets and even some of them according to some patients have been changed to moral corruption. Centers we request the serious attention of NUG authorities to inspect and control them time and again and force them to observe medical norms and take into account economic living condition of people.
Waqar Ahmad Momand

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