Injured Afghan national in Iran loses hope for life
TEHRAN (Pajhwok): An Afghan worker in Iran, who suffered critical wounds in an accident, has been unable to fund his medical treatment due to abject poverty.
Safiullah, 30, was injured on his way to Tehran, where he reached illegally via difficult routes and remains in critical condition due to lack of medical care.
“I have undergone two operations, but did not recover.” The daily-wager said he did not have enough money for treatment and had lost all hope for life.
Safiullah told Pajhwok Afghan News with the help of some Afghan friends he had been able to pay hospital dues for his last surgery.
“I’m brook and could not afford to stay in hospital. That’s why I got myself discharged early and currently stay at my residence.”
Matiuallah, another Afghan refugee in Tehran, said the Iranian government had mounted pressures on refugees. The authorities did not respect the basic rights of Afghan workers, he alleged.
He said if the government of Afghanistan generated employment opportunities for the people, then all Afghans would prefer working in their own country.
Earlier, the Iranian government was criticised for forcing Afghan refugees to leave the country. But Tehran rejected the criticism as misplaced.
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