India extends US$1 million medical assistance to North Korea
India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply in North Korea
In response to the World Health Organisation’s request, India has provided US$ 1 million worth of medical assistance to North Korea.
“India is sensitive to the shortage of medical supply in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and decided to grant humanitarian assistance of US$1mn in the form of anti-Tuberculosis medicines,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a press note.
The medical assistance has been provided under the aegis of an ongoing World Health Organisation’s anti-tuberculosis programme in DPRK.
The consignment of medicines was handed over to DPRK authorities by Indian Ambassador to DPRK Atul Malhari Gotsurve in the presence of a WHO representative.