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Rampant corruption in Bamyan health dept flayed

Rampant corruption in Bamyan health dept flayed

May 06, 2015 - 16:28

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): A number of civil societyinfo-icon organizations of central Bamyan province on Wednesday accused public healthinfo-icon director of large scale corruption and poor performance.

However, Public Health Director Dr. Raihan Haidari rejected the allegations and asked civil society activists to present evidence in support of their claims.

He said as many as 98 health centers had been established in Bamyan and every single centre provided the best available health services to patients. The official said he had respect for civil society organizations but they should have supported documents of their claims.

Civil society organizations said corruption often took place in the public health department and the officials refused to give explanation about their performance to journalists.

They also accused public health director for corruption in major contracts biding of the department by saying that Haidari awarded the medicine contract to a particular company and in return he was awarded with Kabulinfo-icon- Bamyan air tickets.

The activists said 14 employees have been getting salaries at the Mother and Infant Centre on paper while only two persons discharge their duties.

Mohammad Amin Ibtihaj told reporters there were dozens of similar incidents of corruptions happening in the public health department which needed to be addressed.





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