India delivers two tonnes of medicines to Afghanistan

India on Friday delivered two tonnes of important medicines to Afghanistan, in what’s the third consignment of humanitarian help to the nation since Taliban took over the federal government in Kabul.

After mid-August, when Kabul fell to the Taliban, India has equipped 5 lakh doses of Covid vaccines and 1.6 tonnes of medical help to Afghanistan via the World Health Organization (WHO).

“As part of our ongoing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, India supplied the third batch of medical assistance consisting of two tonnes of essential life-saving medicines to Afghanistan today. The same was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul,” the Ministry of External Affairs mentioned in an announcement on Friday.

The MEA mentioned “India stands committed to continue our special relationship with the people of Afghanistan and provide them humanitarian assistance”.

“In coming weeks, we would be supplying more batches of humanitarian assistance consisting of medicines and foodgrains to Afghanistan,” the assertion mentioned.

On January 1, for the primary time since Kabul fell to the Taliban, India despatched 5 lakh doses of Covaxin to Afghanistan as a “gift for the people of Afghanistan”. While this was the primary tranche of vaccines from India since mid-August, this was not the primary since vaccination diplomacy started.

On February 7, the primary consignment of 5 lakh doses of Covishield was given for the folks of Afghanistan, adopted by one other 4.68 lakh doses via the Covax facility on March 6.


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