Coinciding with the outbreak of the third wave of Covid-19, a local police reporter in Ghazni province said that several traders in the area had provided 200 oxygen balloons to Covid-19 patients and the hospital. Gulbuddin Amiri, a correspondent for the Ghazni-based Pasdaran news agency, said in a report that the aid was provided to those in dire need of oxygen. Amiri said: “200 oxygen balloons have been provided to Kuwait Hospital in 19 Ghazni provinces by businessmen and the head of the Ghazni Chamber of Commerce and Investment.”
Meanwhile, Abdul Matin Qalandari, head of the Ghazni Chamber of Commerce and Investment, said that the Ghazni Chamber of Commerce and Investment’s humanitarian assistance had been provided in cooperation with those in need and that they, as representatives of the private sector in emergencies, had always decided to cooperate with The Afghan government should continue, Qalandari said, adding that this assistance is currently sufficient for Cronaian patients and other patients who need to receive oxygen and that Covid-19 Ghazni Hospital can provide oxygen to those infected with the deadly virus.
On the other hand, local officials in the public health of Ghazni province consider this action of the head of the Ghazni Chamber of Commerce as a good step. They want more attention and help from people in business and investors for the health sector. This assistance and cooperation are taking place while taking oxygen is an urgent need for Covid-19 and Covid-19 Hospital patients in Ghazni province facing a severe shortage of oxygen. Officials in the health department of Ghazni province emphasize that by doing so in the current situation, they can essentially meet the challenges of those affected by Covid-19.
According to official figures from the Ministry of Public Health, the aid comes as at least 100 people across the country have died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. The death toll from COVID-19 in Afghanistan is said to have exceeded 5,000. At the same time, reports from Kabul, Samangan, and Baghlan indicate that several people in these provinces have also contracted the black fungus disease, which has sounded the alarm for the Afghan government.