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    Herat hospital deals with resource constraints

    Al Jazeera English

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    The Herat city hospital in western Afghanistan serves a population of five million people from the area.

    With just over 300 beds, the hospital is at full capacity.

    It is also one hospital in the country with a burn unit.

    In a province where the phenomenon is especially prescient, the hospital's burn unit often treats cases of female self-immolation.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reporting from Herat hospital, speaks to Suraya Pakzad of Voices for Women organisation about the political and societal pressures that drives the women to self-immolation as well as the recent spate of school poisonings in the Central Asian nation.