Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health, who received “Best Minister Award” at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Feb. 10, admitted that many problems have remained unsolved in the health sector, but added that there has been a tangible progress in the sector under his leadership.
Feroz made the remarks at a ceremony on his achievement. He said a decrease in maternal and child mortality rates and an increased access to health services are among the achievements made in the ministry/
Addressing the ceremony, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said the award has been given to Mr. Feroz “because of his hardwork and his achievements in the health sector”.
“The United Arab Emirates annually recognizes a minister in the world based on his achievements and this year they have chosen him (Feroz). It is a highly reputed organization and there is no way for bribe and anything else in selecting the minister,” said Abdullah.
Social media users reacted to the award achieved by the public health minister. Some of the users welcomed the move while others claimed that challenges still remain on the way of health sector in Afghanistan.
Hamid Poya, father of a child who suffers from cardiac disease, shared the photo of his daughter and wrote that the treatment of his child was not possible inside the country despite that he visited all hospitals.
“The public hospitals do not have any equipment, even the private hospitals did not have the equipment needed for her treatment,” Poya claimed.