The factory is expected to produce between 300,000 and 500,000 protective kits, Afghan Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz said at the inauguration ceremony.
Each kit would cost the government five dollars, he said.
“According to the assessment of other countries, around 10 percent of health workers have been infected with coronavirus, and producing protective kits for doctors is our responsibility so that we could save the lives of health workers,” Feroz said.
Afghanistan has confirmed 714 cases of coronavirus and 23 deaths attributed to it. 40 of the patients are said to have been recovered.
Feroz said that most of the coronavirus patients die due to anxiety about the disease.