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Bamyan: Lack of medicine at Waras hospital claims 5 lives

Bamyan: Lack of medicine at Waras hospital claims 5 lives

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Feb 18, 2019 - 15:48

BAMYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Residents on Monday alleged five people, including two children and a woman, died recently due to the lack of medicine at a hospital in the Waras district of central Bamyan province.

Inhabitants of the Legan, Pajandor and Orzang localities of the district claimed at least five people, including two children and a womeninfo-icon, had lost their lives this past week due to negligence of hospital officials and a shortage of medicine.

However, officials of the hospital told Pajhwok Afghan News they had enough medicine but were faced with problems in transportation of drugs to certain localities due to the closure of link roads as a result of the recent snowfall.

Mohammad Ishaq Yousufi, a tribal elder from Legan locality who lost his brother, told Pajhwok a woman and three other people had died recently due to the lack of medicine at the district hospital.

He said: “A few days back, took my ailing brother to the district hospital but due to lack of medicine and facilities there, he lost his life.”

An official of the Waras district hospital, who wished go unnamed, confirmed there was not a single tablet at three hospitals of the districts. He warned if drugs were not dispatched to the hospitals in time, more deaths could occur,

At least two children and three men had lost their lives, he admitted. Around 40 to 80 patients visit the hospital on a daily basis but they have to return without treatment, the source revealed.

Public Healthinfo-icon Department official Dr. Mohammad Sadiq Sadiq said he was unaware of the deaths. He added district hospital officials had been ordered to resolve the issue at the earliest possible.

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