The UN well being physique has warned that just about 1.6 million doses of vaccine may expire if not used shortly, Afghan native media reported.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has mentioned that there was a drop in Covid-19 testing and vaccinations in Afghanistan since August and almost 1.6 million doses of vaccine may expire if not used shortly, native media has mentioned.

The WHO and its companions are boosting testing and supporting the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination marketing campaign in 16 provinces of Afghanistan in an try to deal with the difficulty, reported Khaama Press citing the UN well being physique.

Taliban took management of the nation in August.

Recently, the UN well being physique flew 50,000 Covid-19 testing kits to Afghanistan and to fill gaps at labs and 1,50,000 extra kits are within the pipeline.

A microscope lab was accomplished in Nimroz province in September and in Kunar province on Tuesday. And the method for establishing labs in Parwan, Laghman and Kapisa can be underway.

After completion of those amenities, Afghanistan may have 36 WHO-supported labs.

The UN well being physique despatched life-saving medicines and medical provides to 360 well being amenities in Afghanistan since August in an try and cowl the well being wants of three.9 million individuals.

On Wednesday, provides had been despatched to 2 hospitals in Kabul and WHO provincial places of work for onward distribution. The provides will cowl the well being wants of 50,000 individuals in Afghanistan, the organisation said, based on Khaama Press.

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