Several children dying and most bore malnourished as shortage of medical supplies rises in Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan: Shortage of medical supplies in Afghanistan is leading to malnutrition and death in children in Afghanistan. Even hospitals do not have enough medical supplies to save children.
Officials at the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital revealed that malnutrition among children in Afghanistan is surging amid limited and restricted medical supplies. The number of malnourished children has surged by over 50 per cent.
Consequently, the hospitalization and mortality rate among Afghan children due to malnutrition have surged. The local hospitals are flooded with sick children amid extreme medical supply shortages.
“The number of patients has increased recently. Our work is being affected as the number of patients is overwhelming, and the death rate among the children has also increased. If it there is no solution found for the problem, we will face a complete shortage of equipment.”
The head of Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Mohammad Latif Bahir, expressed concern over medical supply shortages and the suspension of aid to the health sector.
“The number of our patients has increased compared to previous weeks. We are facing an overwhelming number of patients and we can only check on emergency patients and deny other patients,” Bahir said.