Officials within the Ministry of Public Health expressed concerns over the shortage of medical supplies for the people affected by the earthquake in the southeastern provinces of Khost and Paktika.
The MoPH called on international organizations to ramp up aid to the vulnerable people of the earthquake.
“Some of the organizations have provided help and this process is ongoing. But many residents lost their houses and there is a need for further aid to help the people have a normal life again,” said Sharafat, a spokesman for the MoPH.
People affected by the recent earthquake also complained about a lack of access to health facilities.
“We have brought our wounded here but there are no x-rays or medicine,” a resident said.
This comes as many humanitarian organizations from across Afghanistan have pledged aid to the people affected in the earthquake.
“Despite all the efforts rapidly mobilized by the UN and humanitarian aid agencies, challenges remain; healthcare facilities premises affected and damaged, shortage of surgical medicine and supplies, and security and accessibility issues to deliver the timely support,” said the World Health Organization.
Based on numbers from officials, more than 1,036 people were killed and more than 1,500 others were wounded in the earthquake.