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    Polio vaccination 2nd round kicked off

    KABUL (Pajhwok): About 8.9 million children below five years of ages would be vaccinated during the second round of polio vaccination campaign across the country, an official said on Sunday.


    Expired medicines being smuggled into Takhar

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Provincial health authorities said expired medicines with new labels, bearing extended date, were being smuggled from Pakistan into northern Takhar province.

    Accidents & Disasters,Health

    Dozens of children displaced by floods fall ill

    TALUQAN (Pajhwok): Dozens of children suffering from various diseases erupted in the northern Takhar province in the aftermath of continuous downpours and flash floods that left hundreds of families displaced.


    Drug abuse goes out of control

    The country’s deaddiction centres are not able to keep up with the spiraling drug abuse. With nearly 1.6 million addicts including children and women the rampant use of an assortment of drugs has become a serious public health crisis. The Independent Media Consortium (IMC) Productions investigates.*


    SCA to spend 320m afghanis in Wardak this year

    MAIDAN SHAHR (Pajhwok): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) would spend 320 million afghanis in central Maidan Wardak province on various projects this year, an official said on Thursday.


    Protesters want Farah official reinstated

    FARAH (Pajhwok): Shopkeepers and doctors in western Farah province on Thursday observed strike demanding authorities to reinstate the sacked intelligence director, an official said.


    50-bed hospital being built in Baghlan

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): More than 100,000 families would benefit from a 50-bed hospital being built in the Deh Salah district of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Wednesday.


    11 HIV-positive cases detected in Kandahar

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eleven AIDS cases have been detected during the last one year in southern Kandahar province, the public health director said Tuesday.


    Paktika doctors seek health facilities

    SHARAN (Pajhwok): Doctors and residents of southeastern Paktika province on Wednesday demanded more healthcare equipment, including beds and heaters.


    Striking doctors shut Tarinkot hospital

    TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Doctors at the civil hospital in this capital city of central Uruzgan province shut down operations in protest against cuts to their wages.