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India delivers 10th batch of medical aid to Afghanistan

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India has delivered the 10th batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan as part of its ongoing humanitarian assistance programme.

The medical aid was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul.

In  view of the urgent appeals made by the United Nations to assist the Afghan people, India has so far supplied 32 tonnes of medical assistance in 10 batches, which includes essential life-saving medicines, anti-TB drug, and 500,000 doses of Covid vaccine, among others.

On February 26, 2,500 tonnes of wheat sent by India as humanitarian help arrived in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, via Pakistan. On March 3, the second convoy of 2,000 MTs of wheat sent by India as humanitarian aid departed Attari, Amritsar, bound for Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Additionally, on March 8, India delivered the third shipment of 40 trucks carrying 2,000 metric tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan across the Attari-Wagah border.

The Indian team met with senior Taliban figures and travelled to Kabul to supervise the distribution of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in June. An evaluation of the security situation was also done during the visit.

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