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Polio prevention center to be built in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The foundation stone of a new building for urgent operative center to eliminate infectious polio disease was laid down in a ceremony in capital Kabul on Monday, health officials said.

The center is going to be built in enclosure of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital in 400 square meter of land. The center would be utilized for urgent polio cases and would conducted treatment campaigns against polio disease in various parts of the country.

In the ceremony, Firozuddin Firoz, Public Health Minister told newsmen that polio cases have been declined comparing to last year.

“Last year we registered around 28 polio cases, where so far 6 cases were reported. Four polio cases reported from Kunar, one from Helmand and one from Kandahar provinces” the minister added.

He termed construction of the urgent operative center as another significant achievements for health sectors, and hoped this administration could play an effective role for improvement of health services in the country.

The center would be constructed at cost of $2.6 million by financial support of Billand Melinda Gates Foundation.

The center is estimated to be built in four stories with all necessary equipment. It would finish at the end of October.

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