President pays surprise visit to state-run hospitals in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani during his campaign of overseeing the government civil and military institutions in the service of people have visited the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan hospital in capital Kabul and termed the services being provided by the staff as unsatisfactory, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Saturday.
The president paid a sudden visit to the main hospitals Friday night where he examined the health services, met the staff, inquired after the health of patients and talked with the relatives of patients, the statement said.
Ghani expressed displeasure over the improper health services, cleanliness and mismanagement situation in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Hospital. He said the hospital management provided satisfactory reports over its services but things were different when it had been observed.
He tasked authorities concerned to pay proper attention to the hospital to improve services and cleanliness at the facility. The president told the hospital in charge to bring drastic changes and make the hospital functional in all areas.
The president also visited the Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital and inquired after the health of admitted children there. Ghani questioned surgeons about the health of injured children and guided the hospital’s officials with regard to betterment of medical condition and speedy recovery of patients.
Ghani was satisfied with various sections of Indira Gandhi Children's Hospital, including its working manner and services to patients.
He said: “As services provided by this hospital are satisfactory, its officials will be honored and this hospital should be a model of positive and good work to all hospitals across the country.”
The statement said the president also had a meeting with the doctors and officials of the children hospital and discussed the problems and necessities of the hospital. Doctors during the meeting asked for recruitment of more specialist doctors and to pay serious attention to enhancement in doctors’ privileges.
Ghani assigned the hospital’s officials to submit shortages and needs of the hospital in a detailed report with solutions to the presidential palace.
In addition to the government’s focus on security, it would also make efforts at paying more attention to the health and education conditions of the country, Ghani concluded.
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