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India Delivers Its 10th Consignment of Medical Aid to Afghanistan

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

As part of its continued humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, India provided 32 tons of essential medical aid in 10 batches; the tenth batch, according to a press statement from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday.

“Today, India supplied the tenth batch of medical assistance as part of India’s ongoing humanitarian assistance,” the statement of the Ministry of External Affairs of India reads.

According to the statement, the medical assistance consigned by the Indian government was delivered to the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital in Kabul, the Afghan capital.

500,000 doses of the COVID vaccine, anti-TB drugs, and other necessary life-saving medicines were among the 32 tons of Indian medical aid that were consigned to Afghanistan.

India has offered wheat to Afghanistan as humanitarian aid in addition to medical support, 50,000 metric tonnes of wheat to the impoverished people of Afghanistan.

At the Attari-Wagah border crossing, convoys of more than 50 trucks carrying Indian wheat occasionally crossed the border from India into Pakistan before continuing on to Afghanistan.

India remains steadfast in its commitment to sustain its relationship with the Afghan people and to offer them aid, as the people of Afghanistan are experiencing the world’s “worst” humanitarian crisis.

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