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Internet access to be available in Afghan hospitals

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Internet access to be available in Afghan hospitals

suraya dalilAfghan ministries of Communications and Information Technology and Public Health have signed an agreement on the provision of internet access to Afghan hospitals.

In the initial stages, 15 hospitals will be connected together through optic fiber network that would enable the staff to share professional skills and experiences.

Addressing a press conference, Public Health Minister Dr. Suraya Dalil said the agreement will cover 78 hospitals across the country in the next three years.

Costing USD 4mn, the project is funded with the Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority Afghanistan’s budget.

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) within the framework of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) was established according to the Telecommunication Law in 2006. ATRA is responsible to regulate the affairs related to the telecommunications sector. The regulatory body functions in an independent, open, objective, transparent, and non-discriminatory manner within the legal framework in the country.



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