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    Daikundi public health director removed

    NIELI (Pajhwok): Based on an in-depth investigative report by Pajhwok Afghan News on health problems in central Daikundi province, the public health director has been sacked, officials said on Tuesday.  


    Anthrax hits dozens of Badakhshan residents

    FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 40 people, including children, have been affected by the anthrax disease in northeastern Badakhshan province, Pajhwok Afghan News reliably learnt on Wednesday.

    Security and Crime,Health

    Insurgents gun down doctor in Kunar

    ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A doctor engaged in an anti-polio campaign has been killed by militants in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Tuesday.


    Haska Mina clinics face dearth of medicines

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Health clinics in the Haska Mina district have no medicine even for first medical aid, an issue ignored by the provincial authorities concerned, residents complained on Sunday.


    Docs call off strike after child’s rescue

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Doctors in northern Kunduz province have called off their strike following the recovery of seven years old, an official said on Tuesday.


    Inmates complain of unhygienic conditions

    Bakhtar Safi

    MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok):  A number of prisoners say they are forced to live under unhygienic conditions in crowded cells at the central jail in Kapisa province.


    Drug lab destroyed in Nimroz, 9 arrested

    ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Police have destroyed a drug laboratory after in southwestern Nimroz province, an official said on Sunday.


    Doctors on strike against boy’s kidnap

    KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): Medical services at the main hospital in northern Kunduz province were suspended on Sunday when doctors, paramedical staff and pharmacy owners went on strike against the kidnapping of a surgeon’s son.

    Security and Crime,Health,Features

    Ghor NGO hires docs, medics on fake documents

    FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): An NGO has appointed doctors based on fake documents to several health facilities in western Ghor province, officials allege, voicing concerns about patients’ health.