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    Inmates complain of unhygienic conditions

    Bakhtar Safi

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok):  A number of prisoners say they are forced to live under unhygienic conditions in crowded cells at the central jail in Kapisa province.


    Drug lab destroyed in Nimroz, 9 arrested

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have destroyed a drug laboratory after in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.


    Doctors on strike against boy’s kidnap

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Medical services at the main hospital in northern Kunduz province were suspended on Sunday when doctors, paramedical staff and pharmacy owners went on strike against the kidnapping of a surgeon’s son.

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    Ghor NGO hires docs, medics on fake documents

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): An NGO has appointed doctors based on fake documents to several health facilities in western Ghor province, officials allege, voicing concerns about patients’ health.


    Bamyan health dept. gets Japan medical assistance

    BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Japan contributed medical aid worth around $.7 million to the health department in central Bamyan province, authorities said Sunday.


    Phone-based health service launched in Kabul

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) on Wednesday inaugurated the first-ever telephone-based health advice service at the state-owned republic hospital in Kabul.


    Work on building 10-bed hospital launched

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 10-bed hospital was launched in the Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province where child-mother mortality rate was on the rise, officials said on Saturday.


    Rehabilitation centre inaugurated in Wardak

    MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A 20-bed rehabilitation centre for drug addicts has started functioning in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Thursday.