December 18, 2014

Pakistani doctors activities banned in Takhar province

By Mirwais Adeel - Wed Dec 19 2012, 7:39 pm

Pakistni doctors in AfghanistanLocal authorities in north-eastern Takhar province of Afghanistan said a number of health centers operated by Pakistan doctors were closed due to illegal operations in this province.

Provincial Public Health Chief Dr. Hafizullah Safi said the Pakistani doctors were illegally providing medical services.

Mr. Safi further added at least 12 other Pakistani doctors were prohibited to operate in Takhar province due to lack of professional documents and work permits.

He said the Pakistani doctors have been given 10 days to provide the required doctors to local officials in order to resume their activities.

“Even a number of the detained Pakistani individuals were not doctors but they had introduced themselves as doctors. We closed their clinics and do not allow to operate. However a number of them seemed to be educated doctors and we have given them 10 days to provide the required docuemnts”, Mr. Safi said.

This comes as local residents in Takhar province recently in a number of cases complained regarding the growing activities by Pakistani doctors, who have recently doubled their operations in this province.

A Pakistani doctor who was working in Taloqan city was recently sent back to his country and his clinic was closed.

In the meantime Afghan intelligence forces last year arrested a female Pakistani doctor who was suspected of having connection in scholl girls poisoning in Takhar.

She was arrested in Rostaq area where at least 6 poisoning cases were recorded in Takhar province during the year.

Public health officials in Takhar also said a number of Tajikistan doctors were operating besides the Pakistani doctors in this province however they are operating as per the rules and regulations of the public health ministry.

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