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Monday, February 04, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The ministry for public health has condemned the beating of a doctor on duty in Maimana hospital days ago.
A man in uniform reportedly beat a doctor on duty last night and the colleagues protested the humiliation.
Meantime, the ministry for public health in a statement released yesterday condemned the incident, saying doctors serving the people and using gun against them is unjust.
The statement also called on security organs to take action against the culprit.

Monday, January 28, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister for public health Dr. Suraya Dalil in a joint press conference with Turkey ambassador Basat Oztok here yesterday said that 49 medical personnel will be sent to Turkey to improve their ability and professionalism.
They will study in the fields of physician, nursing, midwifery and pharmacy.
For his part, the Turkish ambassador said that Turkey would continue to stand alongside Afghans and particularly to assist in the fields of education and health.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Decreasing the number of maternal and infant mortality cases in the country is appreciable, but completely overcoming the problem requires more initiatives and precise planning.
BNA commentator on medical situation of the country writes:
Afghanistan earlier to the establishment of Interim Government had the highest figure of mortality rate among mothers and infants. During that time, in every 100,000 childbirth 1600 mothers lost their lives during childbirth.
But fortunately today, the above figure has reduced to 327 cases. The fact indicates that during the last decade, health sector has been at focus of state’s attention and preventive measures have been adopted to cope the problem across the country.
Although, the achievements of last decade are encouraging but it is not enough, because more than 300 women are still at death risk annually during childbirth that should not be ignored.
Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on his 15 day speech, focusing attention on decreasing mortality rate among mothers and infants called the decrease encouraging but made it clear that it is not sufficient and added, we should do our best even a single mother not lose her life during childbirth.
The president for further preventing mortality among mothers and infants pointed to the following, permanent medical care of pregnant mothers, observing hygiene during childbirth and further access of pregnant women to health clinics.
President Karzai was talking about the need of expanding health centers and capacity building of medical staff while, 10 medical institutes along with medical higher education institutes are operating in the country and train midwives and nurses, and so far about 3500 people have been graduated from the health centers and institutes.
A number of students are presently attending the centers and institutes. After graduation they will serve in remote places of the country as medical staff. While earlier to 1381 presenting such services was at low level. The pregnant women in lack of medical staff and facilities gave birth in traditional way at the houses; hygiene was not respected, lack of medicine and health workers and far distance and some other problem caused Afghanistan to have the highest mortality rate across the world.
But fortunately we enjoy a much better situation today. Widespread of medical activities and promoting the skills and qualification of medical personnel, brought out Afghanistan from its yesterday’s situation but the problems have not been solved yet fundamentally. 
According to medical experts, for further decreasing mortality rate among mothers and infants, the state along with promoting and expanding medical programs and centers, should ask the activists of civil society and religious scholars to take active part in enlightening of people about the disadvantages of underage marriages, observing distance between childbirths, advantages of vaccination and other relevant issues to the case. Because, in remote places of the country still local traditions are predominated which mostly originate from unawareness of people from religious and social issues and superstitions. Existing such traditions and superstitions in the communities threaten the life of people particularly the life of pregnant women and infants. Settling such social problems will further decrease the mortality rate among pregnant women which is now 327 cases in a year.     

Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Ibrahim Azhar deputy minister of counter-narcotics who was addressing a meeting at the International Press Center of Ministry of Information and Culture, said that problems like poverty, war and psychological disturbance are factors dragging the people to addiction in the country.
He added we will be successful in eradicate its factors leading to addition.
While recalling the status of the addicts in the country, it is possible that around 350,000 more Afghans are addicted to narcotics.
He asked all the government organs and the civil society to achieve their mission in the struggle against national problem.
Najia Tariq deputy minister of publish health at this meeting explained the programs of that ministry with respect of the addicts and said that by launching of awareness programs among the people in respect to the harms of narcotics we can achieve positive steps towards prevention of addiction.
Ibrahim Jamali an official of Turk Addiction and Reintegration presented methods of treatment of addicts and pledged cooperation from the related officials in struggle against addiction.