Saving Lives at FMIC during Covid-19 Pandemic
This report is in continuation of previous report responding to COVID-19 in Afghanistan, which mainly focuses on how to reduce the COVID-19 effects on people with the collaboration of Ministry of Public Health, FMIC will provide free vaccination for the 3 category group who are Medical Staff, Teachers and Media Staff.
The project will focus on reducing the impact of COVID-19 through proper vaccination, awareness raising and capacity building. For the people as there are some rumors about the side effects of the vaccine and the FAQs. FMIC will provide vaccination for these 3 category people. Besides that, FMIC will raise awareness among local communities to be stronger and to come for the vaccination when their turn arrives, this should not be a challenge.
Introduction about FMIC:
FMIC is product of a four-way unique partnership between two governments and two international NGOs including the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). For the past 14 years, FMIC has been serving the healthcare needs of Afghans while focusing quality services, innovation and building capacities in terms of human resources and technology.
People affected and Died during Covid-19:
According to Aljazeera news in August last year, a health ministry survey revealed that 10 million people – nearly a third of the country’s population – had been infected with the coronavirus.
The country of 32 million people has limited testing capacity, but recent months have seen a decline in new infections, with officials registering more than 55,300 confirmed cases so far and nearly 2,400 deaths.
People Vaccinated at FMIC till date:
Till today FMIC has vaccinated 667 staff with the first dose of the vaccine which was donated from the Ministry of Public Health, vaccine name is AstraZeneca 0.5ML.
Challenge during the pandemic:
COVID-19 has had grave consequences for people’s health and income, and the cost of basic essentials has increased dramatically, leaving at least a third of the population faced with food shortages and malnutrition on the rise. Afghanistan now has the second highest number of people in crisis or emergency food insecurity (16.9 million people) and close to one in two children under the age of five are predicted to face acute malnutrition this year.
FMIC ensures that its quality services are accessible to all in a resource-blind fashion.
Your Kind Contribution:
Your little contribution is a ray of hope for many Afghans who have difficulties accessing a high quality healthcare facility mainly due to lack of money. FMIC makes sure that your generous contribution is spent in the most appropriate manner to support those patients who come from very weak financial backgrounds.
Patient Welfare Program at FMIC:
The Patient Welfare Program is in place since the establishment of FMIC and has so far supported patients in need with a financial impact of over 40 Million USD. The journey continues.
On a daily basis, FMIC ensures that no patient leaves the hospital untreated because of lack of money. For many patients, even a $10 expense is an obstacle to healthcare. Envision a child or mother suffering from life-threatening diseases in an impoverished and war-affected zone. Imagine that just a few dollars contributed by you can help save lives and improve quality of life for many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. We do appreciate your continued support and cooperation!
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