The Afghanistan Red Crescent said that more than 600 children who are struggling with heart problems have been treated over the past five months in Kabul.
According to the officials of the organization, the children were treated in six hospitals.
Nearly 11,000 children are affected by holes in the heart, according to the Afghanistan Red Crescent.
"The Afghanistan Red Crescent is attempting to send these children to the hospitals," said Irfanullah Sharafzoi, a spokesman of the department of Hilal Ahmar Afghani.
This comes as the doctors said that they have conducted surgery on 30 children referred to them by the Afghanistan Red Crescent.
"Based on the agreement that we have with the Afghanistan Red Crescent, we have the capacity to conduct surgery on 30 to 40 children every month," said Khaibar Sediqqi, a doctor.
The families of the children who have been treated said that they were not able to treat their children due to economic challenges.
"When we registered the child, the child was provided with treatment," said the father of one of the children.
"It is better to improve treatment here rather than abroad. I am a poor person, I can't afford to treat my child," said Samia, mother of one of the children.
According to the statistics of the Afghanistan Red Crescent, nearly 13,000 children have been treated.
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