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An Afghan hospital too unsafe to open
Government cannot afford to run any of the 19 new foreign-funded facilities due to come online in the next two years.
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 22:25

Foreign donors have spent tens of millions of dollars building hospitals in Afghanistan that have never seen a patient.

A total of 19 new foreign-funded hospitals are due to come online within two years, but the government of Hamid Karzai cannot afford to run any of them.

The Chinese-built and funded Jumhoriat hospital requires $44m in repair work, but that is almost one-third of the Central Asian nation's entire $135m annual health development budget.

Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports exclusively from the Kabul hospital authorities have deemed too unsafe to open.

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