UN Releases Emergency Funds To Save Afghan Health System From Collapse
Faizan Hashmi 28 days ago Wed 22nd September 2021 | 02:23 PM
The United Nations aid chief said Wednesday he had released $45 million in emergency funds to help prevent Afghanistan's battered healthcare system from collapsing
Geneva, Sept 22 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Sep, 2021 ) :The United Nations aid chief said Wednesday he had released $45 million in emergency funds to help prevent Afghanistan's battered healthcare system from collapsing.
Martin Griffiths, the UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, warned in a statement that "medicines, medical supplies and fuel are running out in Afghanistan." "Cold chains are compromised. Essential health-care workers are not being paid," he said.
Afghanistan's healthcare system was plunged into crisis after the Taliban swept into power last month, complicating aid deliveries and leaving many health facilities understaffed.
"Allowing Afghanistan's healthcare delivery system to fall apart would be disastrous," he said.
"People across the country would be denied access to Primary health care such as emergency caesarian sections and trauma care."The funds, he said, would go to the UN's health and children's agencies, allowing them with the help of partner NGOs to keep hospitals, Covid-19 centres and other health facilities operating until the end of the year.