Malazgirt has a hospital, but no doctors
There are no hospitals in provinces and districts, and when there are hospitals there are no doctors.
Since there is no doctor in the state hospital in Malazgirt, province of Muş, patients have to go to Patnos and other cities.
In Kurdistan there is hardly any health service and the people pay the price for it. There are no hospitals in provinces and districts, and when there are hospitals there are no doctors. This situation costs many people's lives. One of the cities suffering this situation is Malazgirt, in the province of Muş.
Although there is a state hospital in Malazgirt, which has a population of 60,000, there are no sufficient doctors. There are no doctors of general surgery, neurology, internal medicine, ear, nose and throat, obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics in the state hospital. This means that citizens have to go to other cities to be attended.
Murat Çiftçi, who lives in Malazgirt said that he had to take his wife to Patnos for treatment because there was no doctor in Malazgirt State Hospital. His wife is suffering from a chronic illness, and he must take hher to the hospital at least once a week. “My wife has asthma, but we cannot find a doctor here. I have to take her to Patnos, 45 kilometers from Malazgirt. We have to go to Patnos at least 4 times a month.”