Kabul: The World Health Organization (WHO) donated a shipment of 70 metric tons of emergency kits to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), on Monday.
The package has been provided to enable the MoPH address emergency cases. MoPH’s Director General for Policy and Planning appreciated the WHO for its assistance and said that the MoPH is determined to provide healthcare services to the people across health centers, in all circumstances. The 2nd shipment is expected to arrive in Kabul on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, MoPH and Afghan hospitals gained the membership of the International Hospital Federation. Acting Public Health Minister Vahid Majroh held a videoconference with Federation’s CEO Ronald Lavater on Tuesday, and discussed Afghanistan’s membership, bilateral cooperation, particularly launching capacity building programs, defining and implementing standards within Afghanistan’s public hospitals, and Lavater pledged to cooperate.
Located in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Hospital Federation is a non-profit, non-governmental international membership organization, which helps hospitals and healthcare organizations deliver better health.
Also, a coordination meeting between the leadership of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Civil Aviation Authority, Investment Facilitation Unit of the Administrative Office of the President, and Afghanistan’s Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) focused on the UAE’s concerns about the high number of COVID-19 cases in Afghanistan, flight suspension, and plans of the MoPH and partner agencies to control and limit the spread of the virus in the country, and comply with international health rules as a prerequisite for the re-launch of flights to UAE.
Acting Public Health Minister Vahid Majroh issued the necessary directives to the relevant agencies about the quick response Code (QR-Code) to ensure transparency, prevent corruption and fraud in PCR tests and COVID-19 vaccine cards, and the compliance of these documents with international standards. The meeting also emphasized on the need for serious oversight for ensuring the quality of PCR test results by public and private COVID-19 laboratories, and joint cooperation and work between relevant agencies.
This comes even as the Ministry of Public Health MoPH recorded 754 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and 72 deaths in the past 24 hours. The total cases now stand at 136,643, while death toll is 5,921.
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