India has committed to provide annual financial assistance of USD 1 million for five years beginning 2015-16 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS). This is for the treatment of Afghan children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease. The first installment of USD 1,000,000 was disbursed to ARCS in August 2015. With this assistance, from September 2015 to August 2016, a total of 471 Afghan children, covering age group from as young as 4 months to 18/19 years, have been treated at Artemis, Fortis and Max Hospitals in New Delhi, India. India also provides financial, technical and training support to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul. This assistance would continue for a further period of four years. India pledges to contribute towards the good health and wellbeing of Afghan children and brotherly people of Afghanistan.
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