posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 11:40 AM
Special Forces clinic treats Afghan citizens
Sgt. Frank Magni
17th Public Affairs Detachment
KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – For many in Afghanistan, access to proper medical care is very limited. A lack of medical training and equipment within
community clinics has prompted Coalition forces to send their own medical personnel into communities to assist.
But in Konar Province, medical civilian aid projects are also being supplemented with an unconventional approach. The same clinic that treats
Coalition forces at this Special Forces A-camp leaves its doors open for Afghan citizens, as well.
The clinic -- made up of a doctor, Special Forces medics, Navy and Marine corpsmen and interpreters -- treats more than 100 patients a day. Open five
days a week for sick call, the medics also stay on call around the clock for emergency care, either for military members or Afghans.