Turkey to treat 200 Afghan patients every year

Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said Wednesday Turkey will treat 200 Afghan patients free of charge every year.

Turkey to treat 200 Afghan patients every year
"Turkey has treated 100 patients, who were impossible to be treated in Afghanistan, free of charge," Akdag told reporters after meeting his Afghan counterpart Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatemi in Turkish capital of Ankara.

Akdag said Turkey will continue to extend support for reconstruction, security, health and stability of Afghanistan.

According to Akdag, Turkey constructed and renovated three hospitals, six clinics and two mobile health clinics in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2006 and 650,000 Afghans used those facilities.

Turkey will construct one hospital and two health clinics, and repair one hospital in Afghanistan till the end of this year or the beginning of 2008, he said.

On the other hand, Fatemi welcomed Turkey's support for development of emergency call system in Afghanistan.

Fatemi said Afghanistan is doing everything it can to prevent abduction of children by organ mafia and illicit drug trafficking gangs.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Kasım 2007, 11:37