Problems of a health clinic in the Jabalus Saraj dis-trict of central Parwan prov-ince have been resolved as a result of oversight by the In-tegrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) with the cooperation of Kahkashan group.
IWA and Kahkashan officials made the claim while vising the Sar-i-Hawz health centre in Jabalus Saraj district.
The social monitoring pro-gramme for health centres in Parwan was launched in the beginning of this year through IWA with the financial sup-port of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Baryalai Bahadur, head of the Kahkashan group, said the lack of necessary medicines, female vaccinators, staff ab-sence during work hours, lack of cleanliness, uniforms and late arrival of doctors were among the problems at the Sar-i-Hawz clinic.
However, the issues have now been resolved as a result of oversight by the institute, ac-cording to Bahadur.
He hailed the creation of the health and people’s councils, examination of patients based on turn, cleanliness of toilets, control of visitors and ensur-ing staff attendance as achievements of IWA.
Bahadur called the shortage of female nurses and the lack of safe drinking water the main problems that were yet to be resolved.
A meeting was held from IWA, Provincial Trust Network, civil groups in Sar-i-Hawz clinic in Jab-ul-Siraj district with fund-ing from UNDP to improve public services.
Bahadur added IWA, in coop-eration with Kahkashan group, had monitored and evaluated 16 health centers in Parwan in less than a year.
He informed that 80 percent of the challenges facing health centers in Parwan had been solved through monitoring and evaluation.
Efforts were underway to en-sure the lack of clean drinking water and the shortage of fe-male doctors were addressed as soon as possible.
“We have repeatedly sug-gested to the Public Health Department the supply of safe drinking water and they have a plant by which institute to dig a drinking water well in the clinic.