Mumbai: Bharat Biotech on Monday informed that India has supplied another batch of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, which includes 5,00,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin.
Taking to Twitter, Bharat Biotech said, “Today, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 5,00,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan. The same was handed over to Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul.”
— BharatBiotech (@BharatBiotech) January 3, 2022
It also informed that another batch of additional 5,00,000 doses would be supplied in the coming weeks.
On January 1, the last batch of humanitarian aid was delivered to Afghanistan, including 500,000 doses of Covaxin. India has committed to providing humanitarian aid including food grains, one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and essential lifesavers to the Afghan people. Medicines.
Earlier last month, India provided 1.6 tonnes of medical aid to Afghanistan through the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, and since then the country has been grappling with deepening economic, humanitarian, and security crises.
A combination of a suspension of foreign aid, the freezing of Afghan government assets, and international sanctions on the Taliban have plunged a country already suffering from high poverty levels into a full-blown economic crisis.