Posted by: Lister | March 20, 2008

Dr Hashmatullah Nawabi

Dr Nawabi has become Afghanistan’s first heart surgeon:

An Afghan doctor has qualified as his war-torn country’s first-ever open heart surgeon.
Dr Hashmatullah Nawabi was trained by French surgeons at the French Medical Institute for Children in Kabul.

To mark the occasion, Dr Nawabi carried out a relatively simple closed heart operation in front of the media.

The doctor, who had previously trained in the Soviet Union and worked in Germany, has been deemed capable of performing complex operations alone.

French doctors performed the first open heart surgery in war-torn Afghanistan in 2006.

(via PM).

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