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    Hospital blood banks run dry

    KABUL (PAN): Residents of the capital Kabul and some provinces have complained about the non-availability of donated blood in hospitals to save lives.



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    Mothers lack access to health services

    KABUL (PAN): The National Safe Mother Day was observed in the country on Wednesday at a time when mothers lack access to basic health facilities in several provinces.



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    Anti-polio campaign begins in east

    JALALABAD (PAN): A polio vaccination campaign, targeting 800,000 children below the age of five years, was launched on Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, where two positive cases surfaced last year, officials said.



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    Karzai, Gates discuss anti-polio campaign

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday discussed the need for greater polio elimination efforts with Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, renowned philanthropist and founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



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    Check on use of fertilizer, plastic bags urged

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday renewed his call on the people to use fabric bags instead of plastic ones and keep planting trees to check increasing environmental pollution  and subsequent diseases.



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    1,500 patients being sent to Turkmenistan

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Fifteen hundred patients from northwestern Badghis province are being sent to neighbouring Turkmenistan for treatment over next nine months, officials said on Wednesday.



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    5 Paktika schools get science labs

    SHARAN (PAN): Science laboratories were opened at five high schools in southeastern Paktika province on Tuesday after the delivery of required equipment, an official said.



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    SCA treats, educates millions of Afghans

    KABUL (PAN): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) said on Monday it provided medical care to more than 2.9 million patients in four provinces of Afghanistan last year.



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    97 schoolgirls poisoned in Faryab, Sar-i-Pul

    MAIMANA/SAR-I-PUL (PAN): Nearly a hundred schoolgirls were hospitalised after falling sick due to suspected poisonous gas attacks in northern Faryab and Sari-i-Pul provinces, officials said on Sunday.



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    A tonne of drugs, alcoholic beverages torched

    SHIBERGHAN (PAN): Nearly a tonne of seized drugs and alcoholic beverages were destroyed in northern Jawzjan province, where poppy cultivation has been zero over the past decade, police said on Tuesday.