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15 Afghan doctors sent to Pakistan for training

15 Afghan doctors sent to Pakistan for training

May 20, 2015 - 14:30

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Public Healthinfo-icon Department Director of eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday said that 15 Afghan doctors of National Kidney Hospital had been sent to Pakistaninfo-icon for training.

The 60-bed hospital was constructed by Pakistan at a cost of $4 million, which was inaugurated in 2014. However, the facility could not be made functional until now because of lack of equipment and professional staff.

Public Health Director Dr. Najibullah Kamawal had discussed the issue with Pakistan’s Ambassador Syed Ibrar Hussain during his recent visit to Jalalabad, the provincial capital.

He told that Pakistan did not transfer necessary machinery worth $6 million, therefore, the hospital could not be made operational so far.

Pakistani envoy told Pajhwok Afghan News Islamabad would pledge its commitment to provide necessary equipments for the facility.

He said Pakistan would train 15 Afghan doctors in the field of kidney and would equip the hospital till the completion of training of doctors.

He said earlier they also trained some Afghan doctors, but after completing their training the doctors got jobs in other places of Afghanistaninfo-icon and refused to join the Kidney Hospital.

Deputy Governor Mohammad Hanif Gardiwal said he held negotiations with Pakistani officials about the Kidney Hospital and the Pakistan ambassador assured his complete support to make the hospital functional.



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