Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Police turn Doab hospital into rest house


د دواب روغتون

Police turn Doab hospital into rest house

Oct 12, 2014 - 16:25

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Residents on Sunday complained police had occupied and turned into a rest house a hospital building in the Doab district of eastern Nuristan province.

They told Pajhwok Afghan News the government should vacate the hospital building from the police and allow doctors to start working at the 30-bed hospital.

Residents said they faced numerous problems as a result of the hospital’s closure because they had to take their patients to another district for treatment.

A local, Rehan, said the police started using the hospital building as their rest house after their own building was destroyed during clashes with militants. “Doctors of the hospital are unsure about their future because of the situation.”

Another resident, Rasikh Nuristani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that many patients had died on their way to hospital to Laghman province due to bad road condition.

“We have requested the police chief time and again that locals have been facing numerous problems due to lack of healthinfo-icon services but not a single concrete step has been taken so far,” he protested.

A doctor, who wished anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News all staff of the hospital had been assigned duty at other health facilities.

The doctor also confirmed problems being faced by local residents, saying the government had failed to address their problems.

Acting Nuristan governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum admitted the hospital had been closed, but promised to take up the issue at his next meeting with security officials.

 “We know that people are facing many problems because of the the hospital closure and I assure them that we will address the issue on a priority basis and will reopen the hospital soon for locals”.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update