Afghan hospital struggles to handle overflowing patients with dwindling supplies

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Following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, local hospitals have been facing severe shortages in medical resources, including manpower after millions left the country, leaving just a handful of doctors and nurses to run hospitals. In the main children’s hospital in the capital Kabul, medical staff who used to look after 3-4 children now have to care for two dozen patients. A lack of financial support has left thousands of medical facilities in Afghanistan unable to buy medical supplies and pay staff salaries.

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