KABUL Medical Council (AMC) on Tuesday said it observation showed most of Covid-19 patients lost their lives due to lack of oxygen in hospitals.
Nasrin Oryakhel, the council head, told a press conference here that during their last two weeks of observation in capital Kabul, they learnt that government-run hospitals lacked oxygen and medical equipment.
She said most of patients infected with Covid-19 pandemic lost their lives due to lack of oxygen at government hospitals.
She said also urged the government to pay privileges and salaries of doctors fighting in frontlines against coronavirus in the country.
She said mostly inexperienced young doctors were treating patients in public sector hospitals, urging the government replace such doctors with experienced ones as soon as possible.
She added currently government hospitals fighting against Covid-19 pandemic had run out of logistic facilities, oxygen, sanitizers, face masks and gloves and urged protection of doctors.
However, new cases in Herat province could not be detected for the three days due to shortage of diagnostic kits.
A statement from the Ministry of Public Health said 793 new cases were confirmed among 1640 suspected patients during the last 24 hours and taking the nation’s tally to 26,300.