WJ to grill health minister on substandard drugs.
by Abasin Zaheer on 19 April, 2014 - 17:56 KABUL (Pajhwok): The
Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament on Saturday summoned Health
Minister Suraya Dalil to grill her about low quality drugs at medical
stores and nonprofessional health workers serving in various hospitals.
In today's session too, the health minister appeared in the lower
house but the speaker had to prorogue the session following pandemonium in the house. The presence of low quality drugs, lack of medical staff
and services in government hospitals and growing corruption in health
sector were among some questions to be answered by the minister. The
issue regarding lack of female doctors in remote health centres was an
issue of concern to be discussed in the session. The minister said all
faciltites were being utilized to facilitate the health sector, with
provision of 500,000 afghanis to each hospital for development purpose.
In addition, each government hospital was receiving from eight to 15
million afghanis in three months to provide better treatment to masses.
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