Healthcare in Afghanistan: ‘doctors are threatened at gunpoint, even by civilians’

Healthcare in Afghanistan: ‘doctors are threatened at gunpoint, even by civilians’
 

It’s dangerous to be a doctor in Afghanistan.
This is what the staff deal with most days at a hospital in the country’s north-west: physical attacks by patients’ relatives; gun-wielding soldiers inside the wards; and verbal assaults and threats of bodily harm against doctors and nurses who are only trying to help.
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5 October 2016 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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