India helping Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease
India to provide annual financial assistance of USD 1,000,000 over a period of 5 years starting from 2015-2016 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) for the treatment of children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).
The first instalment of USD 1,000,000 was disbursed to ARCS in August 2015. With the assistance, during the first two quarters from 15 September 2015 to 15 March 2016, over 200 Afghan children, age from 4 months to 18 years, have been treated at various hospitals in India. In addition, India provides financial, technical and training support to Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul.