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MoPH expands family planning program

AT-KABUL: Agreements aimed at expanding family planning services were signed between the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and nine private hospitals.

The hospitals will provide free of cost family planning service to people while the MoPH will supply required medicines and birth control methods to bring down the child and maternal mortality rate.

Speaking at the press conference here on Monday, the deputy minister for public health Najia Tariq said the ministry in partnership with the international donors and private hospitals is trying its best to reduce child and maternal mortality through birth control methods.

She said that based on the agreements the private hospitals would provide free family planning service to needy women, however, would be charged only Afs250 for vaginal ring. “The program will be extended to all parts of the country through private hospitals if the current agreements give positive results,” she said.

The deputy minister asked the relevant private hospitals to observe the agreement and provide high quality service to people.

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