Afghan Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz sand Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul Zahid Nasrullah Khan and Pakistan’s Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Khan Afridi on Wednesday inaugurated a hospital in Logar Province.
The Nayeb Amanullah Kha Logari Hospital is a 100-bed health facility supported by Pakistan is the second hospital built by the neighboring country for Afghans.
The first hospital which is a 200-bed health facility was inaugurated in Kabul in April.
Pakistan’s embassy said in a statement that $18 million was invested in the hospital in Logar.
The public health minister said the hospital will provide healthcare services to the residents of Logar and its neighboring provinces.
“The foundation for this hospital was laid ten years ago and work on its construction was stopped due to some problems, but it was built as a result of the National Unity Government’s efforts and today it was inaugurated,” Feroz said.
Meanwhile, Afridi said Pakistan Prime Minister is interested to extend all possible assistance to the Afghan people to facilitate their travel to Pakistan and also to promote trade between the two nations.
He said Pakistan will train 440 Afghan doctors and allied medical staff that has been requested by the Afghan government.