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    Health centres closed, spurious drugs torched

    KABUL (PAN): Some health centers, failing to provide proper services, have been closed and 350 tonnes of substandard medicine torched, the public health minister announced on Saturday.



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    21,000 Kunar children deprived of polio drops

    ASADABAD (PAN):  More than 21,000 children could not be reached out for administering polio drops in a number of towns in eastern Kunar province owing to insecurity, officials said on Monday.



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    New anti-polio drive begins in east

    JALALABAD (PAN): A fresh anti-polio vaccination campaign, targeting 860,000 children below five years, began in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, an official  said.



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    Nearly 200 construction firm workers poisoned

    KABUL (PAN): Nearly 200 employees of a construction firm were hospitalised in Kabul after they ate poisoned food, an official said on Sunday.



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    24 Laghman girls enrolled to nursing education

    KABUL (PAN): Twenty-four girls from remote districts in eastern Laghman province have been enrolled to a newly-inaugurated school for community health nursing education, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) said on Saturday.



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    Dalil: Nearing contract on Jamhoriat hospital costs

    KABUL (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil on Tuesday said her ministry was nearing an agreement with the Agha Khan Foundation on assisting operation costs at the Chinese-rebuilt Jamhoriat Hospital for next 15 years.



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    HNI fails to meet contract in Khost

    KHOST CITY (PAN): Khost public health director on Sunday accused the Health Net International (HNI), of failing to recruit female doctors for more than a dozen hospitals under a contract requirement.



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    Faryab doctors stop seeing patients in protest

    MAIMANA (PAN): Doctors at the Afghan-Turk Hospital in northern Faryab province on Sunday stopped seeing patients following police misbehaved with some of their colleagues.



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    Khost records 3 positive polio cases in a decade

    KHOST CITY (PAN): Southeastern Khost province recorded three new positive polio cases in a decade on Saturday as health officials confirmed presence of poliomyelitis in three vaccinated children in a district near the Pakistani border.



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    Turkey to rebuild Aliabad hospital

    KABUL (PAN): The Turkish government would reconstruct the Aliabad Hospital in Kabul and train its staff on midwifery, nursing and anesthesia, officials said on Sunday.