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Nimroz Covid hospital staff unpaid for 7 months

Nimroz Covid hospital staff unpaid for 7 months

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14 Mar 2022 - 16:19
Nimroz Covid hospital staff unpaid for 7 months
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14 Mar 2022 - 16:19

ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Employees of the Covid hospital in the capital of western Nimroz province say they have not received their salaries for seven months.

The Ministry of Public Health says the Covid-19 project belongs to the World Bank and they cannot support them from domestic budget.

Dr. Sharifullah, deputy director of Covid hospital in Nimroz province, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the hospital staff had not been paid for seven months.

He said the hospital did not have any facility for treating patients with Covid symptoms.

According to him, the number of people infected with the virus is currently increasing in the city of Zaranj.

The hospital staff did not receive their salaries after the fall of the previous administration and everyone was struggling with many economic problems, said Nasir Ahmad, one of the doctors of the hospital. He called on the government to address the problems of the hospital.

Javed, another doctor at the hospital, said: “All the staff come to work every day, unfortunately, no contract has been implemented with the staff so far and this has discouraged all of them.”

On the other hand, Javid Hajir, spokesman for MoPH, told Pajhwok that the ministry could not pay salaries to the staff of these hospitals from its budget.

“The Covid-19 project belongs to the World Bank and the Afghan government does not support it from its domestic budget.”

He said doctors of the hospitals belonging to the ministry had received their salaries up to December and they would receive the remaining months’ salaries.

Hajir said they were working to find donors again for Coved 19 hospital to address both patients’ and doctors’ problem.

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