The Afghan Pharmacy Owners Union said more than 50 trucks loaded with medical supplies have been stopped at the borders for unknown reasons, which may lead to a severe shortage of medical supplies in the country, local media reported.
The union has warned that if trucks are not allowed into Afghanistan, there will be a severe shortage of medical supplies across the country over the next month, TOLOnews said.
Union member Azizullah Shafiq said: âDrug factories are facing a drug shortage and important drugs are running out.
“If this situation continues, Afghanistan will face a serious medical supply crisis,” Shafiq added.
The majority of medical supplies from foreign countries are important to the country, TOLOnews said.
âThe doctor gave me this prescription. I had been looking for this medicine for three days but could not find it. Important drugs don’t exist, âsaid Kabul resident Shukrullah.
Even the owners of drug factories said that due to a shortage of medical items, some factories stopped working.
Abdul Karim Khosti, the chief inspector of medical factories, said: âThe flights are suspended and customs have stopped many trucks carrying medical products and now many factories do not have access to medical equipment to produce medicines. .
Expressing concerns about this, pharmacy owners have also raised their voices saying that the stopping of the flow of medical supplies at the border is affecting their business.
Abdullah, owner of a pharmacy, said: âThe rising dollar, the closure of land borders and the suspension of flights have left us with a shortage of medicines.