A cancer diagnostic center was inaugurated on Saturday at the Ibn-e-Sina public hospital in Kabul, as the public health ministry says nearly 20,000 people are diagnosed with a center each year in Afghanistan.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Public Health, most cases include breast and blood cancer.
The center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz said at the inauguration ceremony.
He added that at least $ 1 million had been invested in the center.
The facility will help Afghan patients not to travel overseas for diagnosis and treatment.
“We were sending samples or patients out of the country for diagnosis. One of our wishes was to establish a center, at least first in Kabul and then in the Afghan provinces, to meet one of the main needs of our people, ”said Feroz.
Some patients who are under treatment at Ibn-e-Sina Hospital have said that they are excited about the development and that the poor cannot travel abroad for treatment.
“This is a good step, it is a development and we are happy that this center is open,” said Abdul Hamid, a resident of Kabul.
“Such problems are more common in the provinces. The government should pay attention to the provinces, ”said Ziaullah, a resident of Kabul.