India sends third batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan
India stands committed to continue our special relationship with the people of Afghanistan, the MEA said
India on Friday supplied the third batch of medical assistance consisting of two tons of essential life-saving medicines to Afghanistan, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
“As part of our ongoing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, India supplied the third batch of medical assistance consisting of two tons of essential life-saving medicines to Afghanistan today,” MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in his tweet.
These essential life-saving medicines were immediately handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul, the MEA said.
India stands committed to continue our special relationship with the people of Afghanistan and provide them humanitarian assistance, it stated.
In this endeavor, India had recently supplied 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine and 1.6 tons of medical assistance to Afghanistan through the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry said.
“In coming weeks, we would be supplying more batches of humanitarian assistance consisting of medicines and food grains to Afghanistan” the Ministry added.
Earlier on January 1, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan.
On December 16, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on the humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan had said, India has historical and civilizational ties with Afghanistan.
“Our special relationship with the Afghan people and UNSC Resolution 2593 will continue to guide India's approach to Afghanistan,” he had stated.
“In this endeavor, India has committed to provide 50,000 MT of wheat, essential life-saving medicines and COVID Vaccines to the Afghan people as humanitarian assistance,” Muraleedharan had told Rajya Sabha.
A shipment of two tons of essential life-saving medicines was sent on December 10, 2021 from Delhi to Kabul by a special flight, he had added.