Ashraf Ghani undergoes successful prostate surgery in Kabul

Afghan president is lauded for demonstrating confidence in the war-torn country's healthcare system


News Desk April 08, 2021
PICTURE: COURTESY/KHAAMA PRESS

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani underwent a successful prostate surgery at a local hospital in Kabul, he announced in a tweet on Tuesday.

"This evening, I had a successful prostate operation at the Shaheed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital by the experienced doctors of this hospital," the 71-year-old wrote on his official handle.

"I would like to thank all the doctors and nurses of the hospital for successfully completing my operation at this very moment," he further said.

Yeni Şafak newspaper, quoting media reports and official sources, said that Ghani lost most of his stomach to cancer in the 90s and has since been unable to eat regular portions of food, instead relies on small packets of food such as dates multiple times a day.

The Afghan president was lauded on social media for demonstrating confidence in the war-torn country's healthcare system by opting to have surgery in Kabul.

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