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Afghanistan imports 98% of its medicines

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Afghanistan imports 98% of its medicines

health exhibitionAfghanistan, Pakistan and Iran have held for the first time ever a health exhibition.

Addressing the exhibition, Executive Chief of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, said Afghanistan imports about 98% of its medical needs.

He added thousands of patients travel to foreign countries for treatment, where they bear high medical expenses.

“Lack of quality medical services and import of medicines from abroad cause millions of dollars of losses to the Afghan economy on a daily basis,” said Haqjo.

On his part, Deputy Public Health Minister Ahmad Jan Naeem said the Ministry has undertaken plans to elevate health services quality in the country.

He regarded the exhibition as a means to expand trade relations among the neighboring countries.

The exhibition is held for three days and puts on display medical equipment and herbal medicines from 50 Iranian and Pakistani companies.

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