Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi is helping to train a group of doctors from Afghanistan. The country has experienced significant turmoil in recent years and medical care is urgently needed. While maternal mortality rates have declined significantly, 327 mothers out of 100,000 will still die during childbirth.
23 doctors are receiving training at the hospital, with the aim of improving the country’s healthcare system. Despite receiving large amounts of funds from the US, India and other countries, hospitals in Afghanistan are not doing enough to help their patients.
Dr Noor Gul Omri, a Gastro specialist, said: “It is complete disaster and I am not happy with the current situation in health care in Afghanistan. Despite lot of money donated by European, U.S.A all over the world including India and the funds are not utilized properly. Right now, our hospitals are not taking care of the patients properly.”