Reza Gul, a victim of domestic violence, on Monday returned to Kabul from Turkey where she received specialized treatment after having had her nose cut off by her husband.
Reza Gul returned home after seven months and seven surgeries in Turkey.
“I thanked those who helped me and treated me and now I am good,” Gul said.
Meanwhile Turkish ambassador to Afghanistan Ali Sait Akin, reiterated his country’s commitment to helping women in the country and said women must not be subjected to violence.
“We will improve our cooperation in the health sector with Afghanistan and will send more Afghan patients to Turkey and I will work on these grounds with Afghan health officials and will also pave the way for patients to have easier access to Turkish visas,” Akin said.
On the other hand, Afghan Minister of Public Health Ferozuddin Feroz said many other domestic violence victims will be transferred to Turkey for treatment.
“Soon other violence victims will be sent to Turkey where treatment is not possible here and one other violence victim case has been sent to Turkey,” Feroz said.
“The IDLG is following all women violated and will try to send all those who need treatment outside to Turkey,” the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) spokesperson Munira Yusufzada said.
Gul’s husband joined armed opposition groups seven months ago after cutting off his wife’s nose in Ghormach district of Faryab province. He has still not been arrested.
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