The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated medical equipment worth more than $200,000 to the Herat regional hospital, the largest medical center in the western zone of Afghanistan.
According to the hospital chief physician, Mohammad Arif Jalali, the shipments arrived today and it includes 67 types of medical equipment, consumables, and 120 types of medicines.
The hospital has been facing shortages of equipment, especially in the sonography department and surgical seats. Dr. Jalali said that with the help of WHO, 60% of the shortage has been resolved.
According to the hospital personnel, the lack of medical staff, medicine, and equipment has been a long-standing problem for the hospital, and it has only worsened after the Taliban takeover in August 2021. The donation is a much-needed relief for the hospital and its patients.