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India sends 6 tonnes of essential medicines to Afghanistan

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New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:15:09 AM IST
India on Thursday supplied the seventh batch of its medical assistance, consisting of 6 tons of essential medicines, to Afghanistan, as part of its ongoing humanitarian aid.

The consignment was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Kabul, an official statement said.

In view of the urgent appeals made by the United Nations to assist the Afghan people, India has, so far, supplied 20 tons of medical assistance in seven batches, which includes essential life-saving medicines, anti-TB medicines, 500,000 doses of Covid vaccine, etc.

These medical consignments have been handed over to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Kabul.

In order to ensure food security in Afghanistan, India has provided food assistance of 35,000 MTs of wheat.

Moreover, in the wake of the recent tragic earthquake, India, as the first responder, supplied almost 28 tons of earthquake relief assistance in two relief flights.

These relief consignments were handed over to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the UN World Food Programme (WFP), and the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS).

Furthermore, India is in the process to ship more medical and wheat assistance to Afghanistan in coordination with the UN agencies on the ground.

--IANS jw/vd

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2022-06-30-22:28:04 (IANS)

 
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