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9th Surgeons Congress begins in Herat

9th Surgeons Congress begins in Herat

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Nov 21, 2019 - 17:13

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): The ninth congress of surgeons from the western zone of the country held on Thursday in western Herat province in order to share views and experiences of their filed.

Dr. Aziz Jami, head of the congress said, the huddle will discuss improved capacity of surgeons in the western zone of the country special in Herat.

He said as a result of the improvement of capacities of surgeons in the western zones, the number of people who preferred to go to foreign countries for medical treatment had declined by 50 percent.

He said from 200 to 250 different medical operations are conducted in Herat and 80 percent of them end successfully.

He said annually around 90,000 people undergo different medical operation in Herat province that include the operations of heart and neurology.

“We have managed to stop the 50 percent patients from going abroad for medical treatment and it is a huge help to the economy. We strive to facilitate people and stop the capital flight,” he said.

Some surgeons termed the arrangement of congress a positive step for sharing experiences and establishing contacts, while some complained against the lack of learning and training opportunities in the foreign on the behalf of government.

Arif Jalali, one of the surgeons, said: “One problem is technical linked to medical equipment, while another is the issue of high level trainings which the government did not facilitate.”

Improvement in surgery sector happens at time when millions of dollars are transferred by the people aboard for medical treatment.

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