Some Ghazni doctors ask patients to visit their private clinics
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents of southern Ghazni province complain some doctors at the Ghazni Civil Hospital do not treat patients in the hospital and ask them to come to their private clinics for treatment.
Rahmatullah, a resident of Andar district, told Pajhwok Afghan News he brought his patient a week ago to Ghazni Civil Hospital but doctors did not treat the patient and advised him to visit their private clinics.
“Doctors in Ghazni Civil Hospital do not treat patients, they delay treatment of patients for days and force them to visit their own health facilities,” he said.
He said the performance of local clinics in districts had been weak, thus people taking their patients to the civil hospital.
A resident of Ab-Band district, Mohammadullah, also said doctors at the civil hospital asked him to visit their personal clinics.
He then took his patient to the private clinics, but none of them could treat him. “There are no professional doctors in the civil hospital and the same doctors run private clinics just for the sake of money,” he added.
Abdullah, a dweller of Deh Yak district, had a similar complaint and said doctors were supposed to serve people but they were earning a bad name to the sacred profession.
“All doctors have their private clinics, they pay no attention to patients in the civil hospital and ask them to visit their private clinics,” he said.
A provincial council member Abdul Jami Jami confirmed the problem. He said most doctors used to ask patients to come to their clinics.
“It is a big ill-treatment of Ghazni people,” he remarked, saying there were only a small number of professional doctors in the civil hospital.
However, Ghazni Civil Hospital Director Dr. Baz Mohammad Himmat denied the claims of people and said all doctors at the hospital attended their jobs in a timely manner.
He said no doctor at the hospital had asked patients to visit their private clinics and doctors could treat patients at their own clinics after their official duty in the hospital.
Himmat confirmed there were some problems in some wards of the hospital but said efforts were underway to solve them.
Residents of Ghazni in the past too have complained against doctors at the Ghazni Civil Hospital.
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