Afghan-Turk Hospital workers call off strike
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Afghan-Turk hospital workers in northwestern Faryab province ended their strike on Sunday following assurances from the authorities to meet their demands.
Two policemen were taken into custody on the charges of misbehaving with and intimidating hospital staff. The detainees were under investigation, the public health director said.
Dr. Abdul Ali Haleem told Pajhwok Afghan News that the governor had assured the doctors the individuals involved in misbehaviour would be arrested and punished
On Saturday, hospital staff including senior doctors went on strike against security forces’ misbehavior and intimidation at the hands of illegal armed individuals.
They said security forces, warlords and their guards entered the hospital to ensure medical treatment of their relatives. They allegedly misbehaved with medics and threatened them.
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