India delivers 32 tonnes of medical aid to Afghanistan: MEA

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New Delhi: India on Thursday provided the tenth batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan consisting of 32 tons of essential medicines as part of its ongoing humanitarian assistance.

The shipment was handed over to Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul. “In view of the urgent appeals by the United Nations to assist the people of Afghanistan, India has so far provided 32 tons of medical assistance in ten batches, which include essential life-saving drugs, anti-tuberculosis drugs, 500 000 doses of COVID Vaccine etc. These medical shipments have been handed over to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement. communicated.

India is determined to maintain a special relationship with the Afghan people and to provide them with humanitarian assistance.

Not only medical aid, India has also provided wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid.
The first humanitarian aid convoy of 2,500 tons of wheat from India reached Jalalabad in Afghanistan via Pakistan on February 26, while the second Indian humanitarian aid convoy carrying 2,000 tons of wheat left Attari , Amritsar on March 3 for Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
Additionally, India sent the third shipment of 2,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan in 40 trucks via the Attari-Wagah border on March 8.

Meanwhile, the Indian team traveled to Kabul to oversee operations for delivering humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and met with senior Taliban officials. During the visit, an assessment of the security situation was also carried out.
According to local media, the Indian Embassy in Kabul was never closed and local staff provided consular services.

The Taliban entered Kabul on August 15 last year, prompting the resignation of the US-backed government. Later in September, the outfit announced the composition of Afghanistan’s new interim government.
The country is currently in the grip of a worsening economic, humanitarian and security crisis following the takeover of the Taliban. The international community, from governments to non-governmental organizations, has provided various aids to the Afghan people. (ANI)

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