22 July 2018

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Twenty-five mobile and six existing medical facilities serving the Kochis across the country needed to be expanded, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) said on Saturday.
The MoPH, during a meeting on Expansion of Health Services for Kochis, reviewed the medical services being provided to the nomadic community, the ministry’s statement added.
Views on the state of health services for Kochis were exchanged at the meeting, which decided that fresh suggestions and plans would be shared with donors through a proper mechanism in order to get their support.
Health minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz temed the Kochi people a deprived portion of society and stressed the need for more health facilities for them.
He termed the prevision of health services an important responsibility that should be discharged effectively and without any linguistic or ethnic discrimination.
Feroz said the meeting discussed how medical facilities for Kochis could further expanded and contacts regularized between the community and the ministry.
Alam Gul Kochia presidential advisor, termed the Kochis a deprived community.  “The government should provide them more health facilities in line with the size of their population.”
Public Health Ministry officials saying 19 provincial mobile teams have been serving Kochis in different areas of health.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Public health ministry inaugurated the construction work of a health clinic in 3rd Macrorayan of Kabul city.
BNA correspondent reported, Dr. Momosi Zewar executive and   financial affairs deputy of public health ministry during inaugural work of the clinic said, due to the problem of people and clients, the ministry of public health decided to build the clinic in 3rd Macrorayan of Kabul city.
He said that the CHC projects funded by an unconditional government budget, at the cost of more than 19860,000 Afghanis, and will be deposited until the fiscal year of 1397.
T. Yarzada

Monday, June 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Dr. Najibullah Mujaddedi, the Presidential Senior Advisor and special envoy on eradication of polio, the High Polio Eradication Council was held with the participation of Public Health Minister, representatives from other ministries and the related organs as well as the UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), BNA reported Sunday.
The agency quoted Mujaddedi to have expressed pleasure over the eradication program of campaign against polio and hoped to reach their final target of succeeding to put an end to polio cases across the country as soon as possible.
Dr. Firuzuddin Firuz, the minister of public health addressing the meeting called eradication of polio a top priority of his ministry and said: “By the beginning of 2016, we promised to have reached to the eradication of polio further than ever in the country, but now, we can say that we have reached to the rooting out of the disease more than any time.”  According to the figures and data, the polio cases are near to be eradicated and the process is hopeful and promising, said the minister.
He said since the beginning of 2016, children affected by the polio cases have not existed in 99 districts of the country, a success approved worldwide.
The minister asked the government and the international partners not to cut their cooperation in this field, otherwise the success would never be possible unless there was a strong commitment from the government leadership and the related organs.
Afghanistan witnessed up to 20 cases of polio, but the cases are reducing each year.
The UNICEF representative emphasized on the importance of the anti-polio program and asked the public to vaccinate their children against the disease.
The ministry signed two MoUs about eradication of polio with the ministries of Hajj and Islamic Affairs and telecommunication and information technology, and seven other are expected to be signed with the ministry, according to the agency.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Herat (BNA) 100 drug-addicts have been dispatched to treatment centers in Herat.
Noor Ahmad Arab, an official of a private organization operating for treatment drug addicts in Herat, told BNA that the center is voluntarily curing drug-addicts and send them back to their native areas after recovery.
He added that their organization has cured more than 340 drug-addicts in its treatment centers during the past five months and submitted them to their families.

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