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Tens of children with bone disease to be treated in Germany

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Afghani Red Crescent Society is to send 82 children suffering from broken-bone disease to Germany’s Peace Village Hospital for treatment, an official for the society said Tuesday.

“These children will be treated there (Germany) because their treatment were impossible inside Afghanistan,” said Mohammad Taib Yousufzai, from the society’s press office.

He stated that the children aged between one to 12 years. “They have been chosen through a transparent process out of 600 affected children.”

“The treatment expenditure will be funded by Afghan Red Crescent Society and the German Peace Village hospital,” Yousufzai added.

Some 40 children sent to the Peace Village hospital for treatment six months ago, will return home next week, he notified.

He illustrated that the treatment program for the broken-bone disease had begun in 1992 by the Afghan Red Crescent Society with the cooperation of the Peace Village hospital in Germany.

“The program helps for the treatment of over 3,000 needy patients.”

Yousufzai highlighted that the children were chosen from across the country.

Families of the sick children expressed happiness for the treatment program by the Afghan Red Crescent Society, calling this program “very helpful” for the vulnerable families.

The society says that in addition to the broken-bone and scorch treatment program, it has set consecutive treatment program for heart diseases, sending vulnerable children with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Tetralogy of Falot (ToF) heart diseases to Rhaman hospital in Pakistan and Max hospital in India for treatment.

“Also the children whose conditions are not critical, are introduced to the French Medical Institute for Children and Amiri hospital for treatment in Kabul,” Yousufzai asserted.

To date, more than 4,000 children with heart diseases have been treated inside the country and in abroad through the Afghan Red Crescent Society treatment programs.

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