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    Thousands with disabilities get artificial limbs

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has provided some 24, 000 disabled persons with artificial limbs over the past 14 years, an official said on Monday.


    Hundreds return to drug use in Bamyan

    BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): In a tragic development, more than 300 rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit in central Bamyan province, where many addicts refuse to go to rehab centres, an official says.

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    Badghis families face drinking water shortage

    QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The residents of some districts of western Badghis province complain of an acute shortage of drinking water, prompting poor locals to use saline water instead.


    Lack of medical facilities haunts Nuristan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents of eastern Nuristan province complain even a single hospital could not be built in the remote mountainous province, forcing people to traverse long distances to neighbouring provinces for treatment.


    10,000 Kandahar children hit by diarrhea

    KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): As many as 10,000 children were infected by diarrhea over the past four months in southern Kandahar province, an official and residents said on Sunday.


    SCA condemns attack on clinic in Laghman

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) on Thursday condemned an attack on its clinic in the Alingar district of eastern Laghman province.


    Kabul hospital gets new emergency ward

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The newly-constructed emergency ward of the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul, equipped with a laboratory and x-ray machine, was inaugurated on Wednesday.


    Hundreds appear in test for nursing course

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Hundreds of girls participated in entry tests for midwifery and nursing courses in the eastern province of Kunar, authorities said on Monday.


    Girl detected with poliovirus in Farah

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A new polio case has been detected in Khak-i-Safid district of western Farah province, with researchers claiming the virus transferred from Pakistan’s Karachi city.


    Substandard jam, sauces being sold in Jalalabad

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): On eve of Ramadan, vendors and shopkeepers are busy minting money by selling substandard jams, sauces and other spicy foods in eastern Nangarhar province, with locals fear low quality foods will cause spread of diseases.