The World Well being Group (WHO) has raised an alarm over the healthcare state of affairs in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover, noting that the battle within the nation has left numerous folks weak to starvation and sicknesses.
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Instances, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya mentioned on Sunday that the central authorities can be vaccinating returnees from Afghanistan with a free polio shot as a safety measure in opposition to the Wild Polio Virus. The announcement comes on the day a C-17 plane of the Indian Air Drive (IAF) landed on the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad from the Afghan capital of Kabul with 168 passengers, together with greater than 100 Indians and a few 20 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus. Two extra flights ferrying Indians from Afghanistan’s Kabul landed earlier on Sunday, together with a particular Air India flight carrying 87 Indians.
“We’ve got determined to vaccinate Afghanistan returnees with free Polio Vaccine – OPV & fIPV, as a safety measure in opposition to Wild Polio Virus,” Union well being minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted. “Congratulations to the well being group for his or her efforts to make sure public well being.”
The Union minister additionally connected a photograph of the vaccine drive, which is already underway on the Delhi worldwide airport.
In the meantime, the World Well being Group (WHO) on Saturday raised an alarm over the healthcare state of affairs in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover, noting that the battle within the nation has left numerous folks weak to starvation and sicknesses. The general public well being physique estimates that round half of Afghanistan’s inhabitants, which incorporates greater than 4 million ladies and practically 10 million kids, are in dire want of humanitarian help. The WHO mentioned that nations should proceed to offer well being providers to the folks in Afghanistan, lest the present drought worsens to even dire state of affairs.
The UK has mentioned that it’s going to administer vaccines in opposition to coronavirus illness (Covid-19) to Afghan refugees coming to the nation on fleeing the Taliban. The UK can be trying to resettle round 20,000 weak Afghans underneath a brand new resettlement programme.