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India delivers two tonnes of medicines to Afghanistan

India on Friday delivered two tonnes of important medicines to Afghanistan, in what’s the third consignment of humanitarian help to the nation since Taliban took over the federal government in Kabul.
After mid-August, when Kabul fell to the Taliban, India has provided 5 lakh doses of Covid vaccines and 1.6 tonnes of medical help to Afghanistan by way of the World Well being Group (WHO).
“As a part of our ongoing humanitarian help to the Afghan individuals, India provided the third batch of medical help consisting of two tonnes of important life-saving medicines to Afghanistan right this moment. The identical was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated in an announcement on Friday.
The MEA stated “India stands dedicated to proceed our particular relationship with the individuals of Afghanistan and supply them humanitarian help”.
“In coming weeks, we might be supplying extra batches of humanitarian help consisting of medicines and foodgrains to Afghanistan,” the assertion stated.
On January 1, for the primary time since Kabul fell to the Taliban, India despatched 5 lakh doses of Covaxin to Afghanistan as a “reward for the individuals of Afghanistan”. Whereas this was the primary tranche of vaccines from India since mid-August, this was not the primary since vaccination diplomacy started.

On February 7, the primary consignment of 5 lakh doses of Covishield was given for the individuals of Afghanistan, adopted by one other 4.68 lakh doses by way of the Covax facility on March 6.

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