September 29, 2022

India supplies next batch of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

Source: Wikipedia

New Delhi, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan on January 1. The same was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul.

Another batch of additional 500,000 doses would be supplied in coming weeks, a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) press statement said.

Government of India has committed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan people consisting of food grains, one million doses of COVID Vaccine and essential life saving drugs.

Earlier in the last month, India delivered 1.6 tonnes of medical assistance to Afghanistan through World Health Organization (WHO). “In coming weeks, we would be undertaking the supply of wheat and the remaining medical assistance. In this regard, we are in touch with UN agencies and others for finalizing the modalities for transportation,” the MEA statement added.

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