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No pediatrician, sufficient beds in Ghor hospital

No pediatrician, sufficient beds in Ghor hospital

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Sep 01, 2019 - 16:53

 

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A number of residents of western Ghorinfo-icon province complain about lack of pediatricians, beds and attention from doctors in the Civil Hospital.

Founded seven years ago, the 150-bed hospital in Ferozkoh, the provincial capital, provides different kinds of treatment and has 209 healthinfo-icon workers, 22 doctors, 52 nurses and 12 midwives.

The children ward contains 60 beds, six doctors and 12 nurses but a number of Ghor residents say they are unhappy with services in the children section.

Ali Mohammad Nabizada, a resident of a rural area in Ferozkoh, told Pajhwok Afghan News his son was hospitalized due to diarrhea and vomiting.

“We have been in the hospital for about 15 days and the doctors pay no attention, we buy medicines every day but see no benefit,” he remarked.

Sur Gul Amir, another resident, said his ailing cousin was in the hospital for the past 10 days but was yet to recover.

Seema, 35, who had brought his daughter the hospital due to high fever said: “We have no money to take my daughter to a private hospital and she is in critical condition but the doctors do not care.”

She said there was no pediatrician in the civil hospital and two to three patients shared one bed.

All residents urged the Ministry of Public Health to increase the hospital beds and appoint pediatricians and pay serious heed to the hospital.

Dr. Nasir Parsa, acting head of the Civil Hospital, told Pajhwok that the number of patients surged every year this month due to seasonal diseases, so some families might have complained.

“Despite lack of pediatricians, our doctors try a lot and provide good services to patients,” he added.

He said more than 100 children with seasonal illnesses arrived at the hospital on a daily basis and the hospital staff were required to provide one-by-one health services.

Juma Gul Yaqobi, the provincial public health director, acknowledged lack of pediatricians and said children were provided health services through other section doctors.

He added the MoPH tried to appoint pediatricians but due to law privileges, the doctors did not join the hospital. He promised to resolve the issue at earliest possible.

Sa/ma

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