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20 Afghan kids with ASD to be treated in China

20 Afghan kids with ASD to be treated in China

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Aug 27, 2017 - 19:34

KABUL (Pajhwok): A visiting delegation of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) on Sunday said 20 Afghan children suffering from Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) or ‘a hole in the heart’ would be treated in China during a fortnight.

The Chinese delegation vowed increasing its support to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) and said doctors would be sent to Afghanistan for curing patients and telemedicine had also been activated, said a statement from Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah’s office.

The statement said Abdullah met the RCSC’s delegation at his office on Sunday. The RCSC’s delegation promised increased cooperation with ARCS.

The Chinese team said it had been in contact with ARCS for years and their support remained focused on providing health services and needed facilities to the Afghan counterpart.

The delegation also notified about its preparations to cure 20 Afghan children suffering from atrial septal defect (ASD) or hole in the heart, saying these children would be treated in a span of 15 days.

The statement quoted the delegation as saying they would take the children to China this time for treatment; but in future they had a plan to provide treatment inside Afghanistan by sending doctors and facilitating telemedicine.

The Chinese delegation sought the CEO’s cooperation with regard to sending the ailing children to China and facilitating their obtaining of passports.

CEO Abdullah on his part, while expressing gratitude to the cooperation and assistance of RCSC to Afghanistan people, said the government would facilitate the children in every manner it could to reach China for treatment.

The Afghan government was ready to consider chartered flights for transferring the 20 ailing children to China, said Abdullah, while tasking the organizations concerned to provide the children with passports on emergency basis.

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