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    Governance,Security and Crime,Health

    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.

    Accidents & Disasters,Health

    13 Afghan children die at Torkham

     JALALABAD (PAN): Another 10 minor Afghan children died of extreme cold at the Torkham border-crossing after their families were stranded due to the closure of the gate by Pakistani authorities, officials said on Saturday.


    Pneumonia kills 12 Badakhshan children

    FAIZABAD (PAN): A dozen of children have died of pneumonia, the single largest cause of death in children worldwide, in the northeastern province of Badakhshan, officials said on Friday.


    Takhar bans Pakistani doctors’ private practice

    KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Pakistani doctors were banned from private practice in northern Takhar province after public complaints that some foreigner doctors were fleecing local patients, an official said.


    Rehabilitation of drug addicts accelerated

    KABUL (PAN): Ministers of public health and counternarcotics on Wednesday told lawmakers they had accelerated the rehabilitation of drug addicts across the country.


    Nangarhar disabled people left in the cold

    JALALABAD (PAN): The disabled community in Nangarhar lamented that the government continued to ignore their welfare and failed to provide employment opportunities.


    AIDS patients have doubled in Kandahar: Official

    KANDAHAR CITY (PAN): The number of AIDS patients has doubled in southern Kandahar province, an official said on Sunday.

    Security and Crime,Health

    Two young women die of gun injuries

    MAHMOOD RAQI (PAN): A woman health worker who suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by unknown gunman in central Kapisa province died on Sunday.


    Ministry to start pneumonia vaccination for Afghan kids

    KABUL (PAN): The Public Health Ministry would begin pneumonia vaccination programme for Afghan children next year.