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Karzai inaugurates new hospital in Kabul

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Khalid Moahid

KABUL, Sept 13 (Pajhwok Afghan News): President Hamid Karzai inaugurated the newly-constructed hospital of the national intelligence department here on Thursday.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the hospital, Karzai said: “I’m very much happy that we are achieving our ambitions slowly and gradually.”

A lot of work had been done in reconstruction of the country over the previous six years, said the president.

Addressing the ceremony, director general of the hospital Dr. Qasim Iqbal said the two-storey building had been completed in 13 months at the cost of nine million US dollars.

He said the hospital had surgery, orthopedic, skin and other internal diseases, children, women and ENT (ear, nose & throat) departments. It had also a well-equipped laboratory as well as ultra-sound and other modern facilities.

The emergency ward of the hospital contains 20 beds while it has 62 beds for general patients. There was also a helipad in the hospital, said the doctor.

Head of the intelligence department Amrullah Saleh said construction of the hospital would stop officials of the department from foreign visits for treatment.

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Written by afghandevnews

September 13, 2007 at 1:23 am

Posted in Health

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