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    Panjsher woman gives birth to quintuplets

    CHARIKAR (PAN): A woman has given birth to five babies during her first-time pregnancy in central Panjsher province, a senior health official said on Saturday.



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    Hospital, kidney centre projects in doldrums

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The fate of a proposed 1000-bed hospital and an under-construction kidney centre remains unknown in eastern Nangarhar province.



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    Doctors accused of killing women, babies

    JALALABAD (PAN): Some gynecologists in eastern Nangarhar province are allegedly involved in killing mothers and babies and such cases have been referred to the forensic department for investigations, the civil hospital director said on Thursday.   



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    Doctor stabbed to death, colleagues warn to quit

    FAIZABAD (PAN): An unknown man stabbed to death a doctor at his private clinic in Faizabad, the capital of northeastern Badakhshan province, prompting his colleagues at public sector hospitals to call an emergency meeting on Wednesday, officials said.



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    Child lifesaving vaccine introduced

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday announced the introduction of lifesaving Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) for infants below one year of age.



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    Khost women lack access to lady doctors

    KHOST CITY (PAN): Women living in remote parts of southeastern Khost province have been complaining about the lack of essential healthcare services and their access to lady doctors.



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    HIV cases up by 38pc in Afghanistan: official

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), commemorating World AIDs Day, on Sunday said HIV/AIDs prevention and care services had improved in Afghanistan, compared to past years.



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    No polio case in south in a year: MoPH

    KABUL (PAN): No new polio case has been reported in Afghanistan’s insurgency-haunted south this year, indicating success in Afghanistan’s fight against the crippling disease, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Friday.



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    Shops selling low-quality food raided

    KABUL (PAN): The Food Quality Control Commission on Monday charged a number of shopkeepers with selling unhealthy food in violation of municipality rules in the central capital Kabul.



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    Over 7m poor girls give birth before 18 annually

    KABUL (PAN): Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth annually, a report from UNFPA said on Sunday.