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24 nurses graduate, pledge to work anywhere in Paktika

24 nurses graduate, pledge to work anywhere in Paktika

Feb 22, 2018 - 09:05

SHARAN (Pajhwok): The public health director for southeastern Paktika province has accused doctors and other health workers of seeking bribes from residents.

Dr. Wali Gul Kharotai alleged during a graduation ceremony for 24 female nurses on Thursday that some hospitals extorted money from the people. He urged the nurses to prevent the practice.

Kharotai said: “Our people are poor, who should not be fleeced under any circumstances. Now that you have graduated, you have to see it to it that no one is asked illegally for money.”

The nurses promised they would never seek money from anyone unlawfully. They also expressed their willingness to discharge their duties in any part of the province.

One of the graduating nurses, who did not want to be named, told Pajhwok Afghan News: "I resolve not to commit any illegal act until the last minute of my life.

“I’m ready to serve in any neighbourhood where no one is working,” remarked the graduate, who asserted her determination to serve the Afghans to the best of her ability.

At the end of the ceremony, Governor Mohammad Alias Wahdat said the nurses would take charge without any delay, as the province lacks female health workers. With the appointment of the 24 nurses, the problem will be alleviated.