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Afghanistan’s running out of medicine, oxygen in hospitals with health sector facing ‘dark future’

Close to two-thirds of public health facilities in Afghanistan are facing a shortage of medicine, while 63 per cent of their staff have not been paid for the past four months, a new survey has revealed.The study, carried out last month by Integrity Watch Afghanistan, a Kabul-based non-profit, is the first of its kind since the Taliban seized power in August.“The lack of medicine, and the unpaid salaries, are alarming findings, and it clearly highlights that the future of the health sector is…


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