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60pc Khost doctors non-professional

60pc Khost doctors non-professional

Jan 04, 2015 - 20:00

KHOST (Pajhwok): Residents and some doctors on Sunday said the Public Healthinfo-icon Department of southeastern Khost province has failed in the delivery of healthcare services.

They said the department has been unable to control or assess health centers both public and private and pharmacies in Khost City, the provincial capital.

Dr. Aziz Muhsin, member of the doctors union, told Pajhwok Afghan News due to negligence on the part of the Public Health Department, non-professional doctors attended patients in the provincial capital and remote areas.

He claimed 60 percent of doctors in Khost were not professional and they had severely undermined activities of professional doctors.

“At least the Public Health Department should inspect private clinics and health centers in the city to know if the doctors there are qualified.”

Another doctor, Noor Gul, claimed Public Health Department officials paid no attention to healthcare services delivery to citizens due to a lack of interest.

 “The department is rife with corruption and thus unable to provide better health services rather creating problems.”

A resident Nazeem Khan told Pajhwok Afghan News most doctors prescribed medicine to ailing people without diagnosing their diseases.

But acting Public Health Director Dr. Hidayatullah Hamidi rejected the claims as baseless in an exclusive chat with Pajhwok Afghan News.

“I know some doctors are not professional, but their number is not as high as it is claimed. There is no corruption in our administration and if anyone claims so, they should produce evidence.”

A spokesman for the governor, Mubariz Zadran, said they were aware of the allegations against the Public Health Department raised by doctors.

He urged the Ministry of Public Health to completely overhaul the department by introducing reforms.

He said the governor had warned of serious action against officials found guilty of negligence in duty.



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