India delivers another batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan
India supplied the seventh batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan consisting of 6 tons of essential medicines as a part of its ongoing humanitarian assistance.
The consignment was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul. "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 Organization(WHO) and Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Kabul," MEA said in a statement.
It further added, "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.
On June 22, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of Afghanistan including the capital city Kabul killing over 1000 people across Barmal and Giyan districts in Paktika province and Spera district in Khost province.
In addition, at least 1,455 people were injured across three of the six most affected districts of Barmal, Giyan, and Spera - many of them seriously. Over 10,000 houses were destroyed.
In wake of this, India handed over the first consignment on June 23 to support the Afghan nationals affected by the earthquake.