11 December 2018

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Charikar (BNA) The construction work of a health center started in Sofyan region, Parwan province yesterday.
A function was held for this purpose, Dr. Abdul Khalil Musadiq head of Parwan public health said, the building of the center will be constructed from budget of Parwan at the cost of 11 million Afghanis.
He added, in Parwan, there are 75 health centers, 20% of which are under repair.
Fazluddin Ayar governor of Parwan appreciated the locals who donated their land free to build the health center.
T. Yarzada
 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Public Health Firozuddin Firoz and representative of Afghanistan’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) on Sunday signed an agreement to connect 15 provincial hospitals with Kabul hospitals and some local hospitals with regional ones in order to provide advanced health care service to the people, a statement from the MoPH said yesterday.
Addressing the signing ceremony at the Government Media Center in Kabul, Minister Firoz said the MoU was aimed at using advanced technology and providing healthcare service to the Afghans both inside the country and abroad and as well to connect the provinces and districts with the center.
He said the move would help patients receive standard treatment and doctors would be able to enhance their knowledge and as well provincial doctors would get experience through consultations with Kabul doctors, the statement quoted the minister as saying.
He said the project would cost $3 million provided by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology.  According to the statement, in the first phase, the civil hospitals of Paktika and Samangan provinces would be connected with the Jamhoriat hospital in capital Kabul through the Optic Fiber network and after that the rest 13 hospitals would also be connected.
He also informed that some hospitals would be connected with world’s advanced hospitals, but provided no further information in this regard.
Meanwhile, Minister Firoz said the countrymen spent $300 million a year on their treatment abroad.  Najib Azizi, the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Board head, said: “By signing this agreement our only aim is to how we can bring about positive change in people’s lives.”  He said ATRA would pay for the project as well oversee it.
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A Total of 57 drug-related cases were exposed in Afghanistan within the past one month, authorities said on Tuesday.
“The Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) together with detective Afghan security organization have cracked 57 drug cases, involving 77 people, including one woman and a foreign national, during the Solar Month of Saratan (June 22 to July 22) elsewhere in the country,” Counter Narcotics Justice Center (CNJC) said in a statement.
The cases were handed over to the Central Narcotics Tribunal (CNT), a special Afghan court for jurisdiction of major drug cases, the statement noted.
Among the drugs and materials found from the suspects were 133 kg heroin, 378 kg opium, 305 kg hashish and 25 kg crystal methamphetamine, the statement added.
The materials confiscating from the suspects were eight different type vehicles, 58 mobile phones and currencies totaling about 5,750 U.S. dollars.
In addition, the primary and appellant courts of CNT have sentenced 62 suspects from one year and one month up to 16 years imprisonment over the period, the statement said.
 

Wednesday July 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Public Health, Firuzuddin Firuz has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the head of BRS Company in a meeting chaired by the country’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday.
Presidential press office stated BNA, the company with the UAE’s Dubai city based headquarters would provide health services, especially in admin and management affairs for the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan hospital and Shaikh Zahid hospital, as well as would establish a quality medication production department. The medication production unit would supply medication, first in its primary form, but would be offered to the market after being packaged. The facilities would secondly be expanded to produce the complete medication in the country.
 

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