21 Jan 2008

PR# 2008-034

ISAF, 207 Corps treat Rwzeh Bagh patients

An Afghan National Army doctor treats patients during a medical civil assistance patrol in Rwzeh Bagh village, Herat Province, recently.

KABUL, Afghanistan – ISAF Regional Command West (RC-West) and 207th Corps joined together to provide medical assistance to Afghans in Rwzeh Bagh village, Herat Province, recently.

The medical civil assistance patrol (MEDCAP) treated 232 people to help alleviate their suffering during the winter.

The patients were seen by four Afghan National Army (ANA) doctors and an RC-West Spanish medical team. Most of the problems treated were connected with low temperatures and bad hygiene conditions, according to doctors. Eighty-five percent of people suffered from gastro intestinal disease, ear, nose and throat problems, respiratory complications or muscular, skeletal and climatic injury pain.

An Afghan National Army doctor treats one of 232 people who received treatment during a joint medical operation recently.

Additionally, ANA personnel, together with the elders of the village, distributed goods like soap, beans, rice, tea, oil, water, sugar and salt to the poorest part of the population that attended the activity.

The elders thanked ANA and ISAF for the support during such a trying period of the year when health has great importance and the population cannot easily reach medical facilities or don’t have enough money to buy medication.

This MEDCAP is part of a larger plan carried out by ISAF soldiers in order to help the local population in overcoming the trials of winter.

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