COVID-19 Response and Early Recovery Plan Annual Progress Report | Kyrgyzstan
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in terms of scale, complexity and impact across the country. As of 24 November, the pandemic infected 70,366 people and taken 1,241 lives. The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has taken important steps to contain the spread of COVID-19, but much more remains to be done. Health sector response has not yet been able to respond to health needs of population. Although the National Contingency Plans were flexible and aligned with the prevailing transmission scenarios, existing capacity is limited in terms of the number of beds in the observation and treatment centers. There have been serious gaps in preparedness in such areas as coordination (including planning scenarios), safety (including for hospital staff), and communication (including outreach to local communities), as well as in clinical, nursing, and other support services. Due to lockdown and budget insufficiency majority of regular health services have been suspended. Most suffering were patients with chronic diseases, most of affected by the disease and its multiple complications such as pneumonia and multiorgan failure. On the top of all this problem all Central Asian countries faced common challenges with procurement and delivery of essential medicines and life-saving procurement.