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 (20140207, 20150207)
Cardiology Department Head:
Dr. Mirwais Amiri (20150207)
Intensive-care unit:
Dr. Majid Mojib, 30, physician (20140713)

Gunmen dressed as doctors stormed Sardar Muhammad Dawood Khan hospital near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday morning at 09.00 hrs, Mar 8, 2016, killing and wounding more than 70 people. Afghan Soldiers killed the attackers about 3:30 p.m. local time after six hours of fighting.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, tweeted that the militant group was not responsible for the attack. The ISIS-affiliated news agency Amaq said the terror group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Hospital had been attacked previously in 2011 with 6 persons killed.(20170309)


The National Military Hospital Kabul (aka Charsad Bestar Hospital; Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan 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 2017-03-09
Established 2011-05-29