Children's seasonal diseases on the rise in Balkh
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Local health officials said on Sunday children seasonal diseases have increased in northern Balkh province.
Around 300 children infected with seasonal diseases referred to Balkh Civil Hospital for treatment on a daily basis.
Residents of Balkh complained against the negative behavior of doctors in the provincial civil hospital, while the specialists there claimed they discharged their duties properly.
Balkh Civil Hospital director, Dr. Noor Mohammad Faiz, told Pajhwok Afghan News that children were affected with many cyclic diseases due to negligence of their parents.
He said that sore throat, cough and chest diseases were common during the fall season.
“Around 300 children infected with these diseases brought to the hospital for treatment on daily basis,” he said.
Faiz said that the number of such patients was probably high because some of the children were taken to private hospitals too.
Murad Ali, a resident of Shortapa district of Balkh, said that doctors in Bakh Civil Hospital were not treating people well. The doctors did not paid proper attention to patients during check up and they were not serious.
“Our economic condition is not so good and we have to take our patients to government hospitals,” he added.
Doctors should carefully treat patients, particularly children, Ali said.
However, Balkh Civil Hospital director, Dr. Noor Mohammad Faiz, said that sometimes health specialists examine patients with urgent due to high number of referees.
He said doctors have to do their work speedy to examine all patients in a single day.
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