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List of Medical Providers in Kabul

The following information regarding medical services in Kabul is provided for general information only.  The U.S. Embassy cannot recommend a particular physician, and assumes no responsibility for the quality of service provided by any facility or practitioner on this list.

Medical services in Afghanistan are extremely undeveloped; facilities often lack basic cleanliness, diagnostic and treatment equipment, and even the most common medications.  Foreigners are urged to seek medical care on a Coalition Forces military base, if possible. 

Note on private clinics in general:  Private clinics are often operated by individuals without government licenses or even medical degrees.  There is no public agency that monitors these operations.

Telephone dialing instructions:  All telephone numbers provided below are local access.  When calling from outside of Afghanistan, you need to dial +93 and omit the first digit (usually a zero) from each of the numbers below. 

Ambulance Service:  The Kabul Ambulance Service is staffed and administrated by Afghan employees who have been trained and equipped by a Norwegian NGO.  To access the ambulance service in an emergency, call 112 from a land line or 020-112 from a cell phone.

Shino Zada Hospital:  This private hospital is located in Macrorayan 4, opposite the Central Heating Center.  The hospital offers general surgery, maternity care, ambulance services, and pharmacy facilities, and is open 24 hours a day. 

Telephone:  020-230-1433/34
Dr. Mir Mohammad Afzal Qoraishi, telephone:  070-218-001 (cell) or 020-230-1785 (landline)
Dr. Shafeeq, telephone:  070-237-746 (cell)

CURE International Hospital:  This facility is located on Dar-ul-aman Road, near the former king's palace.  In-patient services are offered 24/7.  Private and semi-private rooms are available.  Expatriate doctors are also available by appointment.  Out-patient services are provided 8:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday through Thursday.  Departments include OB-GYN, pediatric and neo-natalogy, family and internal medicine, general and reconstructive surgery, as well as histo-pathology.  Clinical support services include laboratory, physiotherapy, pharmacy, telemedicine, x-ray, vaccinations, ultrasound, and EKG.  This hospital also offers special programs for patients suffering from cleft palate and from obstetric fistula.  

Telephone:  (24 Hour Reception/Appointments) 0799-88-38-30
Internet Website:

CURE International Hospital maintains agreements with the following international insurance networks:  BUPA International, Amadex Insurance Company, International Health Insurance-
Danmark (IHI), HTH Worldwide, and Tangiers International. 

For insurance or health screening services, please contact: 
Mr. Aziz Jallal, Patient Services Manger
Telephone:  0796-199-632

DK-German Medical Diagnostic Center:  This facility is located in Shar-e-naw, Ansary Street No. 3, House No. 192.  A deposit of $100 is requested prior to treatment. 
Internet Website:
Services:  ECG, ultrasounds, pharmacy, x-ray, laboratory

Imran Clinic:  This facility is a private clinic located across from the Ministry of Interior and Jamhoriat Hospital, second floor. 
Services:  ECG, x-ray, nebulizer, and laboratory facilities.
Dr. Nasrin Homayoun, telephone:  070-275-437 (cell)
Dr.Farid Homayoun, telephone:  070-281-149/079-351-541

KIA ISAF Role 3 Hospital:  This facility is located at the Kabul International Airport ISAF compound.  The hospital is staffed by French and other NATO military medical personnel.  The hospital offers trauma care, emergency services, and intensive care.  The hospital’s emergency operations center can be reached at 0798-482-174.  Please note that prior arrangements by telephone are required for access.  No ambulance service is offered off compound.  With prior arrangement, the ISAF ambulance can meet a local ambulance at the ISAF entry gate for patient transfer. 

Specialty Care Facilities

Noor Eye Hospital:  Located in Deh Bori near Kabul University.
Telephone:  020-210-0446
Dr. Reshad Siddeqyar, Chief of Eye Hospital, telephone:  070-279-445 (cell)
Dr. Nazeer, telephone:  070-033-765 (cell)

Maiwand Hospital:  Located in Jada-e-Maiwand, Kabul. 
Treats skin problems.
Telephone:  020-210-0447
Dr. Kohdamani, Chief of Maiwand Hospital, telephone:  070-286-994 (cell)

Jamhoriat Hospital:  Located in Sidarat Square, Kabul.
Telephone:  020-220-1375
Dr. Kaber Abdullah, Chief of Surgery, telephone:  079-302-781 (cell)
Dr. Mohammad Essa Qanei, Deputy Chief of Surgery, telephone:  070-237-390 (cell)

Indira Ghandi Children Hospital:  Located in Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul. 
This facility specializes in internal medicine, orthopedic and general surgery.
Telephone:  020-230-1372
Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Yosufzai, Chief of Hospital, telephone:  079-312-369 (cell)
Dr. Ajab gul Momand, telephone:  070-218-787 (cell)
Dr. Zobaida Siddeqi, telephone:  070-340-016/070-036-017 (cell)

Ataturk Children's Hospital:  Located near Kabul University.
The facility specializes in internal medicine. 
Zmarai Haseen, Chief of Hospital, telephone:  079-034-242 (cell)
Dr. Farooq, telephone:  079-319-217 (cell)

Maternity Hospitals:
1.  Malalay Maternity Hospital is located in Shahrara.
2.  Rabia-I-Balki Hospital is located in downtown Kabul, near the Foroshgha-e-Bozorg Afghan.

Dr. Salam Aziz Dental Clinic:  This clinic is located at Deh Afghanan, opposite the Ministry of Culture and Information.
Telephone:  0700-291-315