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Indian Telemedicine Facility in Afghanistan

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Afghan Minister for Public Health Syed Mohammad Amin Fatimi informed that under a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked in Afghan capital Kabul, India has agreed to establish a telemedicine facility in Afghanistan.

Afghan Minister for Public Health Syed Mohammad Amin Fatimi and Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Jayant Prasad signed the MOU on behalf of their respective governments.

This project aims towards providing complex technical know-how and expertise to the health care providers of Afghanistan from a distance by the Indian health professionals. An Indian enterprise, Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), would be the sole executing agency for the implementation of the project. India has contributed more than 750 million U.S. dollars to Afghanistan since 2002, and a major part of this contribution has been invested in the fields of health, education and road building.

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