Women Have ‘Same Access’ To COVID-19 Tests As Men: MoPH

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has denied reports of any gender disparity and said Afghan women do not have limited access to COVID-19 testing facilities.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) on Wednesday said that women’s access to health resources and tests was limited in Afghanistan. Over 72% of the COVID-19 cases were reported in men showing this gender disparity.

“All Afghans have the same access to the [COVID-19] tests. Our centres are open,” an MoPH official said.

“The more they [women] go, the more they are tested,” he added referring to the 7,411 women who have tested positive for Coronavirus to date.

According to the MoPH, there are currently 30,175 cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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