30 October 2020

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Friday October 30, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with public health provincial directors at the Presidential Palace discussed an array of issues including reforms at health sector, looming second wave of Covid-19, and budget management late on Thursday. Ahmad Jawad Osmani, Acting Minister of Public Health briefed the meeting participants on the ministry’s reform plan. He said the master plan of the ministry which aims at improving health service delivery is currently being implemented. Acting minister of Public Health said the plan is believed to attract international commitments for Afghanistan in the upcoming Geneva Conference to support the country’s health sector for the following five years. Provincial Public Health directors of Herat and Maidan Wardak, who were speaking on behalf of others, talked over their efforts enabling them to overcome the first wave of Covid-19 pandemic in spite of being faced with lack of facilities and proper systems. They pledged to undertake any possible efforts to properly deal with the looming second wave of coronavirus. They asked the president to assign delegations that include professionals and experts to be able to move forward the investigation in an appropriate manner and ensure transparency. President Ashraf Ghani lauded the directors for their good performance enabling them to successfully deal with the first wave of covid-19 in their relevant provinces and instructed the directors to be fully prepared, alerted and coordinated to be able to tackle with the impending second wave. President Ghani described the provincial health directors as national assets and said monitoring and inspection are principled processes where you can defend your positive performance and help you address shortcomings. The president also attached importance to management of polio, reforms, and clear definition of authorities at the health sector, saying that the ongoing condition of the health sector is not acceptable. President Ghani highlighted that the private sector is willing to make investment on construction of hospitals and health centers and expressed hope the investments be expanded to the remote provinces as well. M.A.Ansari

Wednesday October 28, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 113 new positive cases of COVID-19 from 516 samples tested in Afghanistan within the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, six patients have died due to coronavirus, while 20 others have recovered within the last 24 hours in the country.
With this, the total cases are now 41,145, the total reported deaths are 1,529 and total recoveries are 34,237 in Afghanistan.
Officials in Ministry of Public Health reported that 5,379 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Wednesday morning in Afghanistan and 93 patients are in critical conditions.
It is mentionable that until now 121,490 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.
COVID-19 global toll has increased to 44,010,870 and the deaths are reported to more than 1,167,817 according to John Hopkins’ global dashboard.
M.A.Ansari

Tuesday October 27, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 95 new positive cases of COVID-19 from 489 samples tested in Afghanistan within the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, five patients have died due to coronavirus, while 68 others have recovered within the last 24 hours in the country.
With this, the total cases are now 41,032, the total reported deaths are 1,523 and total recoveries are 34,217 in Afghanistan.
Officials in Ministry of Public Health reported that 5,292 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Tuesday morning in Afghanistan and 93 patients are in critical conditions.
It is mentionable that until now 120,914 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.
COVID-19 global toll has increased to 43,539,290 and the deaths are reported to more than 1,160,213 according to John Hopkins’ global dashboard.
M.A.Ansari

Monday October 26, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 104 new positive cases of COVID-19 from 431 samples tested in Afghanistan within the last 24 hours.
According to BNA report, four patients have died due to coronavirus, while 21 others have recovered within the last 24 hours in the country.
With this, the total cases are now 40,937, the total reported deaths are 1,518 and total recoveries are 34,150 in Afghanistan.
Officials in Ministry of Public Health reported that 5,269 active cases of COVID-19 among patients at under their care as Monday morning in Afghanistan and 93 patients are in critical conditions.
It is mentionable that until now 120,425 samples of coronavirus has been tested in laboratories of the ministry across the country, the officials added.
COVID-19 global toll has increased to 43,038,798 and the deaths are reported to more than 1,154,242 according to John Hopkins’ global dashboard.
M.A.Ansari

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