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    20 jailed drug addicts rehabilitated

    HERAT CITY (PAN): Twenty addicts have been discharged from a drug rehabilitation centre in Herat prison, where another 630 are still languishing in jail, an official said on Tuesday.


    Taliban urged not to hinder polio drive

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The deputy governor of Kandahar province on Sunday blamed the Taliban for hampering a polio vaccination campaign in the southern zone.


    2 tonnes of expired medicines torched

    ASADABAD (PAN): Two tonnes of expired medicine and substandard beverages were burnt in the eastern province of Kunar, officials said on Thursday.


    1,000-bed hospital to be built in Nangarhar

    JALALABAD (PAN): The Deputy Minister of Public Health Najia Tariq on Monday announced plans to construct a 1,000-bed hospital in near future in the eastern Nangarhar province, an official said.


    Official pans free foreign trips for docs

    JALALABAD (PAN): Free foreign trips for doctors by some of pharmaceuticals are a major source of corruption, the public health director of eastern Nangarhar province said on Tuesday.


    Khalid says recovering fast from wounds

    KABUL (PAN): Afghan spymaster Asadullah Khalid, who sustained critical wounds during a suicide attack last month, on Sunday appeared in a video clip, saying he was recovering fast.


    Uniform health services in 9 years: Dalil

    KABUL (PAN): Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil on Sunday said her ministry was working on a new policy ensuring equal health services across the nation over the next nine years.


    Medicine distributed to Ghazni residents

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Different kinds of medicines and other forms of medical assistance were distributed in a number of districts of southern Ghazni province on Wednesday, an official said.

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    Panetta inquires after NDS chief

     KABUL (PAN): US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has inquired after National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Asadullah Khalid in an American hospital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.


    Clinton hospitalised with blood clot


    KABUL (PAN): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital following a medical examination for a concussion she sustained earlier this month, her spokesman said on Sunday.