Kandahar hospital donated chairs, tables, beds
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): A charity group has provided tables, chairs, beds and wheelchairs to a hospital belonging to the Kandahar university’s medical faculty in the southern province.
Qalam Lar group head Matiullah Weesa told Pajhwok Afghan News that the assistance had been arranged by Afghans living in Europe thanks to efforts by the group founder, Rana Masleh.
He said their organistion had paid customs and other taxes on the equipment upon arrival in the country from Europe.
He said the aid given to Kudri hospital included 100 chairs, 41 tables and 11 beds and all these things were direly needed by the faculty students.
He said the assistance also included 100 wheelchairs for children with amiabilities who could not afford to buy them.
Weesa said their organization had previous provided similar assistance to disabled children in Spin Boldak, Dand and Daman districts and to children with disabilities from Zabul, Uruzgan and Maidan Wardak provinces living in Kandahar.
Kandahar University’s finance and administrative affairs head Abdullah Jwak thanked the Qalam Lar group and the Afghans living in Europe for the assistance.
He said students often needed various kind of materials which the university could not buy due to a lack of fund.
He made an appeal to well-off people to assist the university and its students with similar donations.
Families of the disabled children also thanked the Qalam Lar and the Europe-based Afghans for the assistance.
Akhtar Mohammad, a resident of Arghistan district, told Pajhwok Afghan News that his son suffered from paralysis caused by polio and he could not afford buying a wheelchair for him.
Mohammad was thankful to the Qalam Lar organization and said his son would now go to school with the help of the wheelchair.
Qalam Lar group has not only been campaigning to reopen schools which have been closed due to insecurity in southern provinces, but also assisting poor students. The group has also established libraries in Kandahar, Helmand and Zabul.
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