Daikundi health workers warn of mass resignations
NILI (Pajhwok): Public health employees in Daikundi on Saturday warned of resigning en masse if steps were not taken to improve medical facilities in the central province.
Workers listed a shortage of surgeons, quality medicine, non-cooperation by the officials concerned and the continued absence of the public health director as main problems facing the province.
Deputy Director of Public Health Dr. Abdul Qayyum Naeemi also acknowledged people had not been provided with proper medical services during the past two years.
The problem had been discussed with the director but to no avail, he regretted, saying: “I cannot afford to see my employees in such miserable condition.”
Dr. Dost Ali Sarosh said because of mismanagement in the department, challenges were multiplying. This year, he added, the director himself had been absent for 144 days.
By issuing a declaration, the employees warned if their requests were not met in the next ten days they would quit their jobs.
Subhan Naibi, provincial council’s deputy head, said they had demanded sacking of the director. “I hope the health ministry will pay attention to improving the situation.”
But Public Health Director Dr. Taimoor Shah Yousuf insisted hospitals were in better condition, compared to two years back.
“The critics should also observe the improvement we have brought to hospitals. The situation is improving and the employees should not worry,” he said.
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