The agreement aims to create conducive atmosphere in providing better medical facilities in war-torn Afghanistan as the country is lacking basic health care facilities due to non-availability of equipments and inexperienced doctors.
The Afghanistan Health Ministry and BLK Kapoor hospital in New Delhi have recently signed an MoU, which will help the doctors from that country to avail on-job training in India.The MoU was signed by the Afghanistan’s Dr. Jawed Osmani and Dr. Mradul Kaushik of BLK Kapoor Hospital.The agreement aims to create conducive atmosphere in providing better medical facilities in war-torn Afghanistan as the country is lacking basic health care facilities due to non-availability of equipments and inexperienced doctors.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Basically the crux of the MoU is having collaborative approach with the ministry, the health ministry there. We have committed them that we will be providing them support in building their capabilities in terms of providing the talent in Afghanistan and also training their doctors in India,” said Naresh Kapoor, Director, BLK Kapoor Hospital.”Under the MoU, they would be sending certain doctors, paramedical staff, their nurses to India to get trained and we will also be going there along with our team to help them in establishing those centers,” he added.It has been estimated that everyday about 300 patients come to India for advanced medical treatments for cardiac ailments, knee replacement, joint replacement and liver transplants.”About 300 patients are landing everyday to India through various channels and they are going to different hospitals in India. Mostly, the ailments are high end ailments starting with cardiac, knee replacement and joint replacement and transplants and liver transplants and all these,” said Kapoor.”Since it is very close to northern India, many patients land up for basic facilities since they lack specialties in their own country. So many times they land up for the diagnostic facility also,” he added.Asadullaha Ahmedi, who has brought his relative for treatment in India, is hopeful that his country will have better medical facilities in near future.”The health care facility is slightly different in India and Afghanistan. We do not have that advanced stage of the machineries in Afghanistan as well as the experience of the doctors. Mostly, we lack machineries in our country that force us to come to India to treatment,” said he said.India has been providing training to Afghan professional in many administrative and professional fields.