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Afghanistan running out of medicine

Rahmatullah Baghban
Press TV, Kabul

Rights groups warn that people are dying from lack of medicines in Afghanistan. Afghan Medicines Services Union also warns that medicine supplies in the country are running low and that no medicine might be available to the patients within the next two months.

The Union blames the banking crisis, major cuts in global aid and US sanctions for the medicine shortage. They also call on the Taliban to allow traders to import medicine in any possible way.

Patients in Wazir Akbar Khan hospital in Kabul complain about their inability to provide medicines, calling for help from the international community to save their lives.

This comes as Afghanistan is facing multiple outbreaks of diseases, including Covid-19, measles and acute malnutrition.

Afghan hospitals and clinics are running out of medicines. Doctors here say urgent action is needed to save the lives of patients.


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