Foundation stone of blood bank laid

A new one-story, fully equipped blood bank is to be built in Kabul within a year with the assistance of France.

The project dates back to the 2008 completion of the Master Plan for the period of 2009—2014 put together by then Minister of Public Health and now Ambassador to Japan Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie. The plan calls for establishing blood banks in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Jalalabad. In total, the French Government pledged US$10 million in support.

The foundation stone was laid early this month by H.E. Minister of Public Health Dr. Saraya Dalil and the French Ambassador to Afghanistan, H.E. Bernard Bajolet.