Health shortages mostly observed at territories near conflict zone, WHO representative says
- 16 December 2020
“We observed the health shortages mostly in the places near to conflict zone, especially in Tartar and Aghdam,” said Hande Harmanci, WHO representative in Azerbaijan at a media briefing on the results of the World Health Organization's Health Needs Assessment Mission, APA reports.
According to her, it is an expectable situation. “There is tension in this place because of conflict. The situation is very difficult that people go to those places, feel safe, and provide health services. In the recent war, it was very normal that health workers went to safer places. Now it is very important to bring back the health workers which are missing in those places. The Ministry of Health is also working on it. As we support Azerbaijan in many projects, maybe we can support in this situation as well, but certainly, for the short-term. For a long-term solution, it is very important to plan this again. People are mainly going to the capital and big cities for living and working all around the world. For this reason, we want to work jointly with the Ministry of Health and TABIB for the long-term planning of health workers. Only in the case of having such long-term planning, it will be possible to find the answer to this issue" she said.