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Atrial Septal Defect Threats 4000 life of Afghan kids

(Last Updated On: September 12, 2015)


Atrial Septal Defect (Hole in the Heart) threats the life of 4000 Afghan kids in the country.

Head of the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) stating that 6 up to 12 Afghan kids are coming for further treatments suffering atrial septal defect meaning hole in their hearts on daily basis, India has become ready to provide more treatments for such kind of the disease for coming 5 years with the cost of 5 $million.

Rasoul dad the father of a kid said,” he didn’t have sleep used to cry all the whole night and he was in sweat.”

“He is 3 and half year old we have just found out some months ago that he is suffering from hole in the his heart ,having fever, and doesn’t move at all and even cant speak the other father of the kid Torialay said.”

8000 Afghan kids suffering from Atrial Septal Defect were treated by the Pakistan- India and still 4000 are in a waiting list to be sent to India for further treatments.

Head of the Chief of the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) Fatima Gilani said,” about 4000 kids suffering from atrial septal defect (holes in the heart) are in waiting list to be sent to India for further treatment,and on daily basis 4 up to 12 kids are coming for registration in our center,”

India Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinah said,” we are so pleased for helping Afghan kids suffering from holes in the heart,the basic step would be to send the Indian Doctors to train Afghan doctors to treat the kids in the future.”

Officials in Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) have decided to help Afghan kids by sending them to abroad to receive medical treatments since four years,dozens were sent to Germany-India- Pakistan for treatments.


Reported by Farshad Saleh


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