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61 children to be treated in Germany

61 children to be treated in Germany

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Feb 11, 2014 - 17:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok) The Afghan Red Crescent Societyinfo-icon (ARCS) on Tuesday said 61 children with serious bone diseases and burn injuries would leave Afghanistaninfo-icon tomorrow for treatment in Germany.  

ARCS spokesperson Sarma Afzali told Pajhwok Afghan News the selected children belonged to Kabul and other provinces and their treatment in Afghanistan was not possible.

She said the ARCS would pay travel and treatment costs for the latest batch due to leave Kabul for Germany tomorrow.

Afghan children are sent to Germany for treatment since 1987 and so far more than 10,000 children have benefitted from the programme.

The children were sent in 68 groups and the last group of 41 children sent to Germany for treatment is due to return on 17th of this month.  

A resident of Samangan province, Mohammad Ismail whose 12-year-old son is among the children being sent to Germany, said his son had suffered head, face and chest injuries in an explosion.

He added the treatment of his son was not possible in Afghanistan and doctors had selected him among others to be sent abroad.

He thanked the ARCS for the free treatment his son would be receiving in Germany and hoped the boy would return home recovered from his wounds.   

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