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Burns complications: 79 children fly to Germany for treatment

AT-KABUL: Seventy-nine Afghan children were sent to Germany for medical treatment in Peace Village Hospital, the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) said here on Tuesday.

Director of International Relations and Dissemination at the ARCS, Samia Afzali, said that

Afghan children suffering from bone diseases and burn injuries were sent to Germany because their treatment was not possible in Afghanistan.

She added the Peace Village Hospital would provide free of cost treatment to the children, age between 3 to 12 years.

Few months ago 43 children returned home after six months of treatment in Peace Village Hospital of Germany. According to Afzali, a group of children is still in Germany and would return to Kabul on February 22.

She said the treatment program was started in 1999 by the ARCS with support of the Peace Village Hospital.

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