Laghman remote areas in shortage of female doctors
MEHTERLAM (Pajhwok): The residents of far flung areas in eastern Laghman confronted with serious nature of problems due to shortage of lady doctors, an official said on Monday.
In his exclusive chat with Pajhwok Afghan News, Dr. Attaullah Niazi, director health, said that health department was using all the available resources to hire female doctors in remote parts of the province.
He went on to say that pregnant women confronted with complications during their delivery cases because of shortage of lady doctors.
At least 44 health centers and clinics had been functional to serve the community in the province but government and aid agencies should construct a hospital at district level to provide proper treatment, Niazi suggested.
The central hospital has 150-bed facility where 119 medics served patients from Nuristan which put extra load on the lone hospital, he explained.
Dr. Niazi demanded central government and aid agencies construct a hospital in each district which would enable patients to get swift medical facility.
The patients from Nuristan also came to Laghman for treatment which had increased the number of patients in Laghman, he said, adding that around 800 patients got treatment daily and almost all health branches were functional in provincial hospital.
The local community was in dire need of facilities and the health department would leave no stone unturned to ensure provision of the state of the art health facilities.
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