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200 rural health clinics in offing

AT-KABUL: More than 200 health centers are scheduled to be built in 13 provinces, ministry of public health announced Tuesday.

“These centers will be built in Herat, Kandahar, Paktia, Paktika, Kandahar, Khost, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Bamyan, Ghazni and Kabul provinces,” public health minister, Ferozuddin Feroz said while signing contracts of the centers’ construction with the construction companies.

He said the project totally cost nine million dollars, expressing hope that this could be a step towards the healthcare self-sufficiency and to help Afghans to not go to abroad for medical services.

The ministry has already built similar centers in 18 provinces.

The parliament members asked the health ministry to pay more attention to the quality of medical services.

“The quality of medical services should be standard and the ministry needs to supervise medical services. Right now, we are facing health problems in some areas. I ask the government to be more attentive in the quality of medical services than its quantity,” said lawmaker, Mojib Rahman.

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