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Afghan children with heart diseases to be treated in China

AT News Report-KABUL: In its endeavour to contribute to the development of Afghanistan, China has taken yet another step to provide free medical treatment for 25 Afghan children with congenital heart disease.

Appearing in a press conference, Nilab Mubaiz, secretary of ARCS told newsmen that eight boys and 17 girls aged between 10 to 12 years would be sent to China for their medical treatment.

She said that the children would be accompanied each by one attendee. These children would be treated with the financial aid of Red Cross Society of China—and this is the second group of children to be sent to China for treatment. Nilab said that 54 other children whose disease have confirmed by a 19-member of RCSC would be also sent to China during current year. “21 Children received treatment in China last year, and returned home successfully.

“As soon as our team arrived in Kabul, we carried out screening for 150 children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to register eligible kids for providing them with free medical treatment in China,” said Sun Shuopeng, head of the team.

Under a program launched last year, China will provide free medical treatment for around 100 children suffering from CHD at the first phase in Afghanistan, according to Sun.

Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jingsong said more efforts are underway to enhance people-to-people bonds, especially in the fields of health and culture between the two neighbors.


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