15 December 2019

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Cancer is a curable disease, but no basic treatment center has been still established in the country, BNA quoted chairwoman of Counter-cancer Foundation of Afghanistan and Chairwoman of Afghanistan Medical Council, Dr. Nasreen Oryakhil the other day.
She asked the private sector to invest in completion of cancer hospital, which has been established in 2016 within the Aliabad Hospital.
A cancer treatment section has also been activated within the Jamhoriat Hospital, according to the agency.
In a video speech, Bibi Gul Rula Ghani, the country’s First Lady also expressed her grave concern over the fatal cancer disease and via a video massage said:  “Cancer is fatal and there was a need for building a wide treatment center.”
She added that in Afghanistan there is no a cancer treatment center, this is why the ailing Afghans are spending much money for their treatment outside the country, the agency quoted.
Calling the cancer treatment center activities non-governmental and non-prolific and said that completion of the center was a piece of hope for the people affected suffering cancer disease, the agency said.
T. Yarzada

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a health meeting held late on yesterday, evaluated health situation in the country, and the way of offering health services for the people, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Monday.
At the meeting attended by the Public Health Minister, the country’s president, emphasizing on budget arrangement of the ministry and the difference on the budget conditions, said in order to offer better health services, there was a need for setting standards and being quick in action, in this field, the statement said.
“Reforms in the provincial health area is not satisfactory.
The health officials should work on a plan that could bring reforms in the health sector,” said the president asking the Ministry of Public Health in present indexes relating to bringing changes in the health sector that requires budget.
“We need managerial systemization in the field of health that could address the available challenges,” the president further said.  A health information system, he also said, should be created and work should be done on health laws, regulations and drafts and the priorities should be specified, the statement quoted him as saying.
The president also said that the Ministry of Public Health should be provided with a road map leading to bringing changes in the general image of health all over the country.” Investors should be encouraged to invest on offering standard health services and health townships should be built as well.”
President Ghani also stressed on the quality of medication and investment in this field and added:  “Reforms in the private sector was essential, while on the humane forces sector a priority.”
Yarzada

Tuesday, November 21, 2019
Faizabad (BNA) The second round of polio vaccination kick off in Badakhshan province.
It is expected that in this round, 265,000 children under the age of five will be vaccinated against paralysis in Faizabad and districts of Badakhshan province.
Dr. Nosheen Gohar Karimi deputy director of Badakhshan public health department said, polio vaccination campaign starts in 28 districts of Badakhshan including insecure districts, in which 265,000 children under the age of five will be vaccinated.
The campaign is implemented by 265,000 health workers in that province.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday November 12, 2019
PUL-E-KHUMRI CITY (BNA) The autumn round of polio vaccination has started with cooperation of World Health Organization (WHO) in northern Baghlan province yesterday.
Dr. Muhibullah Habib head of public health department in Baghlan told correspondent, in this round 300,000 children under 5-years will be vaccinated within five days.
Abdul Qadeem Niazai acting governor of Baghlan at the beginning of the program demanded from families to vaccinate their children and cooperate with volunteer teams.
Niazai also emphasized on media, religious scholars and tribal elders to cooperate with vaccination team for further implementation of the program.
Baghlan province located in north of the country that since 2012 until now didn’t registered any polio positive cases in the province.
M.A.Ansari

 

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