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15 provincial hospitals being connected with Kabul

15 provincial hospitals being connected with Kabul

Jul 29, 2018 - 18:42

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (PoPH) and the Afghanistaninfo-icon Telecommunications Regulatory (ATRA) Administrative on Sunday signed an agreement over connecting 15 provincial hospitals with Kabul hospitals and some local hospitals with regional in order to provide advanced healthcare service to the people.

The memorandum of understanding was signed between Public Health Minister Firozoddin Firoz and a representative of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Technology here on Sunday.

Minister Firozi said the MoU was aimed at using advanced technology and providing healthcare service to the Afghans both inside the country and abroad and as well to connect the provinces and districts with the center.

He said the move would help patients receive standard treatment and doctors would be able to enhance their knowledge and as well provincial doctors would get experience through consultations with Kabul doctors 

He said the project would cost $3 million provided by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

According to his information, in the first phase the civil hospitals of Paktika and Samangan provinces would be connected with the Jamhoriat hospital in capital Kabul through the Fiber Noori network and after that the rest 13 hospitals would also be connected.

He also informed that some hospitals would be connected with worldinfo-icon’s advanced hospitals, but provided no further information in this regard.

Meanwhile, Minister Firozi said the countrymen spent $300 million a year on their treatment abroad.

Najib Azizi, the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Board head, said: “By signing this agreement our only aim is to how we can bring about positive change in people’s lives.” He said ATRA would pay for the project as well oversee it.


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