The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said that the World Health Organization (WHO) will provide Afghanistan with kits to examine the monkey pox in the near future.
The officials said that the Afghan health sector is currently lacking kits to test for monkey pox.
“The PCR machines were handed over to the MoPH during the outbreak of Covid-19 in Afghanistan. When we receive the kits of Monkey Pox, these machines could be used to test for the (disease),” said Jvid Hazhir, a spokesman for the MoPH.
Kabul University of Medical Sciences "Abu Ali Ibn Sina" on Sunday held a seminar to increase the awareness of the people regarding the newly global disease of Monkey Pox.
“This is the responsibility of us and you to increase the public awareness about the disease, and so the disease could be treated and recognized as soon as possible,” said Fazal Rahman Rahmani, head of the Kabul University of Medical Sciences "Abu Ali Ibn Sina".
“The MoPH should take necessary steps to increase the public awareness,” said Fazal Rahim, a university instructor.
Monkey Pox has been detected in 30 countries. According to the MoPH, the samples which were tested in Kabul, Herat, Nimroz, Nangarhar and Maidan Wardak provinces, were negative.