Paktika Civil Hospital needed 200 beds facility: Official
KHARANA (Pajhwok): Director public health said on Monday that beds facility at the civil hospital in southeastern Paktika province needed to be surged to 200-bed in the wake of growing number of patients.
Wali Gul told Afghan Pajhwok News the civil hospital had 60-bed facility for patients which did not serve the patients well.
He demanded the government increase the number of beds to 200 instead. Patients of Ghazni were also visiting the civil hospital in Sharan, the provincial capital.
“The 60-bed hospital is not enough even for one district therefore it should be extended to 200 to serve the patients,” he said.
Local residents complained patients were facing with unspeakable problems after visiting hospital for treatment. The province has 35 health facilities in Khair Kot and Orgun districts.
Yaqoob Khan Manzoor, a civil society activist, blamed the government for ignoring the health problems of his province. Health departments such as eye, nose and throat (ENT) and orthopedic are not functional in any health facilities in Paktika, he said, adding that patients have to go to other districts or Pakistan for treatment.
Haji Saidullah, a senior health official, the central hospital was needed to be upgraded. “The civil hospitals serve both military and civilians while the hospital has small capacity for large number of patients,” he argued, demanding the government to enhance the beds of the medical facility.
Dr. Chinar, the director of the civil hospital, said the facility had all requirements of 200-bed hospitals. “Paktika has around one million population and we do not have equipped clinics in districts. There is heavy load of patients on this hospital. It is hard to treat patients in such a congested environment,” he added.
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