Kunduz gets new hospital for drugs addicts
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 50-bed hospital was completed on Monday with the capacity to treat 450 drug addicts annually, an official said.
The two storey building has been constructed at the cost of $360,000 provided by the Foreign Ministry of Germany.
Dr. Abdul Qodus Miakhel, director of the hospital, said earlier the hospital was 20-bed which could not provide the patients with proper treatment.
He did not give more details about the total number of addicted persons in the province, but the Counternarcotics Department Director Abdul Basir Murshaid said over 30,000 people were addicted to drugs in the province.
He said majority of people addicted to drugs from childhood as their mothers fed them with soup prepared from opium in order to get free time for carpet-weaving.
During a ground breaking ceremony, Governor Mohammad Umar Safi asked the hospital staff to take best care of the patients.
He thanked the German government for extending financial cooperation to complete the building.
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