Operations of Indian Medical Mission in Kabul Halt due to Lack of Staff

Operations of Indian medical mission in Kabul have been suspended due to lack of staff, several of whom were either injured or killed in last week’s terror strikes, reported PTI.

Quoting unnamed sources, report said that enough staff was lacking to run the mission, as one of them was killed and some others of the 11-member team were wounded.

However, they affirmed that the mission would not be wound up and operations would re-commence as enough staff is available again, said report.

At the same time, the embassy staff would not be downsized, report said quoting sources.

It may be mentioned that a medical mission consisting of six doctors and five paramedics has been functioning from the Indira Gandhi Child Care Hospital established in Kabul under India’s assistance programme.

However, tele-medicine will continue to be available to Afghans from Chandigarh’s PGI and a Lucknow hospital, said report.

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