In its endeavour to help in the development of Afghanistan, India has taken yet another wonderful step. As per a recent agreement, India will be contributing towards the treatment of about 4,000 Afghan children who are suffering from heart conditions, by providing financial help for their surgeries.
In its endeavour to contribute to the development of Afghanistan, India has taken yet another wonderful step. As per a recent agreement, India will be contributing towards the treatment of about 4,000 Afghan children who are suffering from heart conditions, by providing financial help for their surgeries.
It was only last month when the residents of Afghanistan had come forward to thank India for its huge role in the reconstruction of the Salma Dam – a project on which India is spending about $300 million. This was a part of India’s complete assistance program in Afghanistan, which has a budget of around $2 billion, and makes India the fifth largest bilateral donor for the country.
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The Afghans were seen carrying a 100 meter friendship flag to express their happiness and gratitude.
— India in Herat (@IndianConsHerat) August 10, 2015
Going on from there, India has taken yet another step towards helping Afghan citizens in the best possible manner.
As per a new agreement between the Indian embassy in Kabul and Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), India will contribute in the treatment of 4,000 children suffering from heart diseases in the country.
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The Indian Ambassador to Kabul, Amar Sinha, announced this on Twitter.
According to ARCS, most of these children are suffering from Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), which is also known as the ‘hole in heart’ condition. India will spend a sum of over $3,000 on each heart patient in the coming five years. In case of patients for whom the cost of treatment exceeds $4,000, the balance will be paid by ARCS.
“Financial assistance provided by India will be utilised for the ongoing treatment by ARCS of Afghan children at Artemis, Max and Fortis hospitals in New Delhi,” said a statement from the Indian embassy.
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The hospitals have provided special concessional rates for the treatment of these children. Amar Sinha has also said that India will train Afghan cardiologists to handle simple cardiac cases in Afghanistan.
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