Pakistan Army doctors provided emergency medical aid to an Afghan Army soldier who had an appendix, potentially saving his life at Torkham border.
LANDIKOTAL: An Afghan soldier returned home via the Torkham border to Afghanistan on Wednesday after receiving emergency medical treatment in Pakistan at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here in Khyber Agency.
The soldier, Izzatullah was suffering from appendix pain when he was brought from the Afghan National Army’s Sheraz base camp in Afghanistan and rushed to the CMH in Landikotal three days ago for treatment.
A senior Pakistan Army official handed the soldier to Afghan Army authorities at Torkham border on Wednesday. Afghan border officials, family members of the soldier and common Afghans at the border chanted slogans in favour of Pakistani government and Pakistan Army for saving the life of Afghan soldier by providing him prompt medical treatment.
Izzatullah was visibly happy when he was received by his children and wife at the Torkham border. He told reporters that he was suffering from severe appendix pain but Pakistan Army doctors at the hospital provided him prompt treatment. “The doctors controlled the pain without conducting surgery. I was provided the best possible medical treatment at the CMH,” he added.