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MoPH plans to expand health facilities for Kochis

KABUL: Twenty-five mobile and six existing medical facilities serving the Kochis across the country needed to be expanded, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said on Saturday.
The MoPH, during a meeting on Expansion of Health Services for Kochis, reviewed the medical services being provided to the nomadic community, the ministry’s statement added.
Views on the state of health services for Kochis were exchanged at the meeting, which decided that fresh suggestions and plans would be shared with donors through a proper mechanism in order to get their support.
Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz termed the Kochi people a deprived portion of societyand stressed the need for more health facilities for them.
He termed the prevision of health services an important responsibility that should be discharged effectively and without any linguistic or ethnic discrimination.
Feroz said the meeting discussed how medical facilities for Kochis could further expanded and contacts regularized between the community and the ministry.
Alam Gul Kochi, a presidential advisor, termed the Kochis a deprived community. “The government should provide them more health facilities in line with the size oftheir population.”
Public Health Ministry officials saying 19 provincial mobile teams have been serving Kochis in different areas of health.
The Kabul Times

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