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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

The Imapct of Obama's visit

Monday, July 21, 2008


Due to the unannounced visit by presidential candidate Barack Obama, the local authorities closed off key arterial roads.

The blockage has restricted access to various buildings including three hospitals, (Jamhuriat, Malalai Zejantoon and Ali Abad), creating numerous logistical problems for emergency vehicles (ambulances), doctors, hospital employees and patients.

The situation is so serious that doctors have warned a continuation of the blockage may result in loss of life of patients.

Those wanting to access the hospitals are forced to carry patients using stretchers or on their backs for long distances from the end of the road.

Doctors have claimed that there have already been patients dying on their way to hospital, deaths which could possibly have been avoided.
posted by Travis, 11:28 am


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