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COVID-19 Outbreak: AMDA Afghanistan's Activities

Publication date:2020-04-22
 

Afghanistan Japan Friendship Hospital (2F)

AMDA Afghanistan has been providing medical assistance in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak for about one month at Japan Afghanistan Friendship Hospital in Kabul run by its chairperson Dr. Rahimi.

As of now the so-called community isolation measures have been put in place in five major cities including Kabul, the capital. Since people’s access to medical facilities has been limited to those with severe cases, the number of outpatients to the hospital has declined from 150 at its peak period to about 60 to 70 per day. As a whole, the hospital has so far referred 36 patients who were suspected of COVID-19 symptoms to a nearby public medical facility. However, none of them were tested positive.

 

Hospital Staff Handing Over Masks etc.
to Patient

Hospital Staff Talking about
Infection Control to Visitors


The hospital has been offering free consultation services for patients who cannot afford to pay a medical bill which is usually around 150 to 200 Afghani per consultation. In addition, it is providing the patients with facial masks, soap and gloves whose prices are soaring. At the same time, the hospital staff are handing out COVID-19 precaution leaflets issued by the government, while advising its visitors on what personal protective measures could be taken at home. 
 

 

Dr.Rahimi, AMDA Afghanistan
Chapter Chairperson

Acting in accordance with AMDA’s motto “Sogo-Fujo” (mutual assistance), Dr. Rahimi is trying to extend a helping hand to whoever that needs it. “People’s lives are what counts, and now is the time to do our part,” he said.

According to Dr. Rahimi, 784 infected cases with 25 fatalities have been reported in the nation (as of 16 April 2020.)
 

A Part of Leaflet issed by Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health

    •  Afghanistan
    •  2020
    •  ER & Reconstruction
    •  COVID-19

 
 
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