A Memorandum of Understanding with blockchain firm, Fantom Operations, has been signed by the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to integrate blockchain technology into their healthcare sector.
The MoU terms would apply blockchain to know which are authentic medicines and which are not, it also creates medical registries and digitize patients’ files in hospitals. According to Ferozuddin Feroz, a Public Health Minister in Afghanistan:
“The Ministry of Public Health is committed for the institutionalization of electronic government in the health sector and the blockchain technology would help the ministry bring transparency, acceleration and effectiveness in the related affairs.”
For now, issues and concerns regarding volumes of counterfeit pharmaceuticals inside the country have worried both the government and its people and according to a report, most medicines and medical equipments enter inside the Afghanistan market illegally.