Afghanistan needs more facilities for Covid-19 patients
Speaking at opening ceremony of a 200-bed isolation facility for Covid-19 patients in Kabul today, April 18, Minister of Public Health, Ferozuddin Feroz, said that the government will make around 100,000 beds for patients of the covid-19 across the country.
The minister stated the centers will be used for treatment
of those patients who have preliminary and mid-level sings of the pandemic
disease but they will be transformed to hospital in case their health conditions
According to Mr. Feroz, Afghanistan will start convalescent
plasma therapy of those infected by the coronavirus soon, with learning from experiences
other hard-hit countries to curb the pandemic disease. Convalescent plasma is
an antibody-rich product made from blood donated by people who have recovered
from the disease caused by the virus.
This comes while official record shows that 933 people have
tested positive for the coronavirus across the country, with 112 of them have
recovered, and 30 other have died of the disease.
Herat in the west and the capital, Kabul, each with 324 and
284 cases, are the two hard-hit cities in Afghanistan.