Afghan Biographies

Gen Siyawash

Name Gen Siyawash
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade National Military Hospital Kabul Head
History and Biodata

1. Former National Military Hospital (NMH) Heads (aka Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital):
Gen. Muhammad Zaman Ghairatmal (20100804)
Surgeon  General Gen. Ahmed Zia Yaftali (201012 fired)
Maj Gen Abdul Qayum Tutakhail Totakhil (2010-2012)
commander of the hospital, Gen Siyawash (20150207)
Cardiology Department Head:
Dr. Mirwais Amiri (20150207)
Intensive-care unit:
Dr. Majid Mojib, 30, physician (20140713)


The National Military Hospital Kabul (aka Charsad Bestar Hospital) originally consisted of two separate Soviet-built structures from the 1970s and was built in Wazir Akhbar Khan area. It has 430 beds. The hospital is stocked with a CT scanner, ultrasound and electrocardiograph machines, defibrillators, oxygen tanks, X-ray machines and drawers filled with medicines such as ketamine and dopamine.(20140713)
There are four regional Military Hospitals built in the cities of Herat, Gardez, Kandahar, and Mazar-e-Sharif and these have small emergency departments but are not staffed with trained emergency doctors.

High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption Strategy said 20120213 that investigation about embezzlement of $42 million at Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital has been launched.(20120213)

On average, 400 to 500 outpatients are treated daily, including 50 in the emergency room. The 430-bed facility has room for up to 1,000 patients and a staff of more than 500, including 118 doctors.

Kabul is also home to a 200-bed hospital for police. Together they are twin hearts of a nationwide network of military medical facilities.(20150207)


Last Modified 2015-02-07
Established 2011-05-29