Afghan returnees to be vaccinated in opposition to polio in India

India has determined to vaccinate Afghanistan returnees in opposition to polio free of charge as a safety measure in opposition to the wild polio virus, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated on Sunday.

The minister additionally shared a photograph the place returnees could possibly be seen getting jabs on the Delhi worldwide airport.

Afghanistan and Pakistan are the one two international locations on the planet the place polio continues to be endemic.

“We have decided to vaccinate Afghanistan returnees with free Polio Vaccine – OPV & fIPV, as a preventive measure against Wild Polio Virus. Congratulations to the Health Team for their efforts to ensure public health. Take a look at the vaccine drive at Delhi International Airport,” Mandaviya tweeted.

India on Sunday evacuated 168 folks together with 107 Indians from Kabul in a army transport plane of the IAF amid the deteriorating safety state of affairs within the Afghan capital metropolis following its takeover by the Taliban every week again.

The nation had earlier evacuated 200 folks together with the Indian envoy and different staffers of its embassy in Kabul in two C-17 heavy-lift transport plane of the IAF after the Taliban seized management of Kabul.

The first evacuation flight introduced again over 40 folks, largely staffers on the Indian embassy, on Monday.

The second C-17 plane evacuated round 150 folks together with Indian diplomats, officers, safety personnel and a few stranded Indians from Kabul on Tuesday.

The Taliban swept throughout Afghanistan this month, seizing management of almost all key cities and cities together with Kabul within the backdrop of the withdrawal of the US forces.


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