Kandahar clinic treating patients free of cost in Ramadan
Besides free treatment and accommodation, the Momand privately-run hospital also serves food free without charges to relatives attending their patients.
Ismatullah Saeedi, the hospital director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the hospital was providing free treatment to thousands of poor patients since the advent of the holy month.
He said the hospital provided 24 hours services to patients who needed to undergo orthopedic, eye surgeries, childbirths, emergency and ambulance services.
Abdulbasir, a local resident, told Pajhwok Afghan News his old mother had been ill since long but he could not afford her continuous treatment because he worked as a daily wager.
He waited anxiously for the month of Ramazan so he could take his mother to the Momand Hospital, he said, adding his mother underwent an eye surgery free of cost and was receiving treatment for other diseases in the hospital where she had been admitted for the last few days.
Mohammad Akram, another resident, said no other health clinics in Kandahar had facilities like Momand Hospital.
He asked the government to reduce prices of edible items during Ramadan and urged other private hospitals to provide free of cost healthcare services to the poor and needy people during the holy month.
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