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Health ministry reconstructs hospital in Kabul

By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reconstructed a 100-bed hospital in Dasht-e Barchi area of the capital city.

Inaugurating the renovated hospital on Saturday, Minister for Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz said that over one million people live in southern Kabul and direly needed a 100-bed hospital to access standard healthcare services.

He said the ministry is committed and working hard to provide quality healthcare services to public across the country.

The minister said that many private hospitals did not provide standard services in the area. “Therefore, the health ministry reconstructed the surgical hospital and equipped it with more facilities to carry out all types of emergency surgeries.”

Few months ago, presenting his future plan to the Wolesi Jirga to get vote of confidence, Feroz vowed to improve services in emergency wards of all hospitals within next three months. Patients always expressed their concerns about low quality of health services and inattention of doctors, but it seems that the problem is still unsolved

Regarding promises that he made, the minister said that after one month people would observe visible developments in the field of emergency healthcare services, both in state-run and private hospitals. “Some private hospitals do not provide standard healthcare services. Therefore, the health ministry has decided to turn these privates’ hospitals into clinics,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention that the first surgery after inauguration in the hospital was carried out on the same day. A tumor was removed from head of a man successfully.

After gaining consciousness, the patient thanked doctors and said the doctors rescued him from the jaws of death due to availability of imperative facilities in the hospital.

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