KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A number of residents of Aqtash district in northern Kunduz province complain they lack access to health services and their patients often die before reaching hospital in Kunduz city, the provincial capital.
Abdullah, a resident, said Aqtash was a large district and the existing health facilities were inadequate to address people’s problems.
He added: “When we have a patient, he/she may die before reaching a health centre. There are no addition health facilities. Good doctors who can operate should be hired.”
Latifa, another resident of Aqtash district, said: “We want midwives in our district clinic, pregnant women from remote areas lose lives before reaching the district clinic which also lacks medicines.”
Residents of different areas of the district asked the government to pay attention to their problems.
Meanwhile, doctors at the district health centers said they faced serious health related challenges and demanded their solution.
Mohammad Zaman Karyab, a doctor at a health center in Aqtash district told Pajhwok: “The current health facilities are not enough for the vast population of the district. Our clinic cannot answer to all people’s problems. The medicines provided to us are insufficient, another problem is the lack of ambulance.”
Najibullah Sahil, director of public health, said they had started efforts to resolve such problems and that the Ministry of Public Health was planning to establish health centers in remote areas in order to address people’s problems.