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Afghan philanthropists living abroad open charitable hospital in Kabul.

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Afghan people living abroad open hospital in Kabul to help poor people by providing them free of cost healthcare facilities.

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STORY: Afghan philanthropists and doctors living abroad inaugurated a hospital that will provide healthcare to poor Afghan families in capital Kabul on Monday (January 24).

Collecting together their own money, they have established Ameer- Ul- Momineen hospital which will provide general surgery, OPD (outpatient department), Gynecology and Ultrasound to the patients.  

Organisers said all facilities be free of cost for patients because they wanted to help poor people.

“We have made this hospital here to help people. Being doctors we will serve our community as our sole aims is to work for our own people and that’s why we have started this charity hospital,” said Ali Raza, Chief Executive Officer of Ameer-ul-Mumineen Hospital.  

Official at the hospital, Dr. Haseena, told audience on how Afghans living abroad came forward to serve people back home.

 “When we took up this noble cause of starting this hospital, other people also came forward to help us and God connected us with those people who wanted to work for the helpless people. As International organization and donor agencies still waiting for the permission to start work for our people, our own Afghan people who were residing abroad come forward to help the people of Afghanistan.”

Mullah Mehdi, an official of the Taliban encouraged the steps by the philanthropists and assured them of complete support.

“You people should start your work with dignity and respect. As this is your first step and you people start working in the new set up, you should not worry about anything as the government will give you all the support,”he said.

A fresh report by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said about 90 per cent of Afghanistan's health centres may close down by the end of 2022 due to the current economic situation.

Millions of Afghan people are feared to be left without health services facilities and millions more may lose lives if the current economic and political situation continues.

According to World Health Organization in Afghanistan, the health status of women and children has been seriously affected by long-term conflict, population movement, low socio-economic status, and shortage of female health personnel and difficult access to the health care services particularly to the women.

The Taliban’s control of the country led international donors to immediately suspend most non-humanitarian funding and freeze billions of dollars’ worth of assets. Without this funding, most health clinics have closed and the economy has spiraled downward as the country confronts an ongoing drought and hunger crisis.

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