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India pledges support for children suffering from heart diseases

India pledges support for children suffering from heart diseases

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Aug 30, 2018 - 16:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Indian has assured to continue financial assistance for the treatment of Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, a statement from the Indian embassy in Kabul said on Thursday.

India has been providing annual financial assistance of one million dollars since 2015-16 to the Afghan Red Crescent Societyinfo-icon (ARCS).

The third installment of USD one million was disbursed to ARCS in August 2017. With this assistance, from August 2017 to July 2018, a total of 467 Afghan children, covering age group from as young as 04 months to 18 years have been treated at Artemis, Fortis, Max Hospital and hospitals associated with SRP Technologies in New Delhi, India.

This assistance would continue for a further period of two years. It is hoped that many more needy Afghan children and their families would benefit from this assistance.

India takes pride in being able to contribute towards the good healthinfo-icon and well-being of Afghan children and people of Afghanistaninfo-icon.

India remained committed continuing partnership with the people and government of Afghanistan in their areas of priority for socio-economic development and peace and stability of the country.

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