Kabul hospital reports 4 deaths in past week: Covid-19

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The Afghan-Japan Hospital reported an increase in the number of patients infected with Covid-19 in recent weeks.

More than 100 coronavirus patients have come to the hospital in the last week, according to medical officials, and four of them have passed away.

“Only at the Afghan-Japan hospital, more than 180 patients come daily, among these 180 patients around 60% of them are the ones whose cases are positive,” said Ebadullah Ibad, head of the Afghan-Japan Hospital’s emergency control and transmission department.

“The number of patients has greatly grown these days,” said Enamullah Rahmati, director of the emergency care unit of the Afghan-Japan hospital.

Officials at the Afghan-Japan hospital say that as the country’s temperatures has risen, the number of Covid-19 cases has grown by up to 60% just in the last week.

Meanwhile, some residents of Kabul, expressing concern over the spread of Covid-19 in the country, said that the Ministry of Public Health should pay serious attention to this issue.

“I ask the Ministry of Public Health to control the coronavirus, to make a serious decision, for example, people coming into Afghanistan from abroad through borders and airports should be carefully examined,” said Mohammad Ershad, a resident of Kabul.

“Coronavirus, which is a deadly disease that has spread around the world, makes it necessary for the people of Afghanistan to wear masks to avoid this virus, and it is crucial for the Ministry of Public Health to find a solution,” said Atef, a resident of Kabul.

Statistics show that more than 179,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in Afghanistan since it first started to spread, 7,800 of them have died as a result.

Although Covid-19 is still considered a high threat around the world, the virus is no longer being taken seriously in Afghanistan as millions of people are facing economic problems.

According to the official numbers of the Ministry of Public Health, more than 7,000 people have died of the coronavirus since the outbreak in the country.

Citizens said that due to the looming economic crisis and high rate of poverty, they are paying less attention to the COVID-19’s threats.

“There have been war and misery in our country for the past 40 years. The COVID-19 will not affect us but this misery will kill us,” said a resident of Kabul.

“We come every day to work. There is nothing of COVID-19,” said a resident of Kabul.

The Afghan Japan Hospital said it receives more than 60 patients infected by the Covid-19 on a daily basis.

“The number of patients has increased over the last week. At least 60 patients are referred to us every day, from which we intake five to six people,” said Zalmai Rishteen, head of the Afghan Japan Hospital.

The MoPH also said it is planning to launch a COVID-19 vaccination campaign on May 28.

“The WHO provided us with 120,000 test kits. The new machines which are needed have arrived in Kabul,” said Javid Hazhir, a spokesman for the MoPH.

The MoPH said that only five COVID-19 centers are currently active in the country. —Tolonews