The Egyptian Hospital in Bagram

Date posted: November 16, 2008


Egypt operates a small military hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan. The Press has just got wind of it – and a blogger wonders why such inspirational stories take a while for mainstream media to report on.

Jessyz tagged the following post as inspirations on her blog Chocolate Mints in a Jar:

Al Ahram printed this article today, on the Egyptian Hospital in Bagram, Afghanistan.  It is a small millitary hospital in Bagram which treats Afghan patients for free, providing artificial limbs and performing opthalmology operations.  Led by Ahmed Ashry, the hospital has grown from seeing 100 patients a day to seeing and treating whoever walks in.  This is a beautiful story of what Egyptians can actually do. 

Jessyz was upset by how the media handled this piece of worthy news:

The article was first reported by Air Force Senior Airman George Cloutier for the American Forces Press Service in the begining of October.  Why did it take our media over a month to report something so special and inspiring?  And why isn’t our millitary doing the same thing in Egypt?  With all due respect to the Afghans, Egyptian patients need just as much help and deserve it from the government they pay taxes too.

In the end she says:

I wish we could see more hospitals like this one and more people like the colonel who are willing to go the extra mile for people who need it.

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