Afghanistan-Taliban crisis Live Updates: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday said that India has decided to provide free polio vaccine to people returning from Afghanistan as a precautionary measure. Mandaviya has also shared a picture on Twitter, in which people returning from the war-torn country can be seen getting vaccinated at Delhi’s International Airport.
Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio is still endemic (a disease found regularly in a particular place or group of people). Mandaviya tweeted that we have decided to provide free polio vaccines – OPV and FIPV, as a precaution against wild polio virus to people returning from Afghanistan.
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The Health Minister said that congratulations to the health team for their efforts to ensure public health. Let us tell you that India on Sunday evacuated 168 people, including 107 Indians, from Kabul in a military plane amid the deteriorating security situation in the capital of Afghanistan.
The Taliban captured Kabul a week ago. India had earlier evacuated 200 people, including the Indian Ambassador and other staff of its embassy in Kabul, through an Indian Air Force transport aircraft C-17.
In the backdrop of deteriorating security situation in Kabul following the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, India on Sunday brought back around 400 people, including 329 of its citizens and two Afghan lawmakers, in three flights as part of its efforts to evacuate its citizens from the Afghan capital. brought it.
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According to an estimate, about 400 Indians may be trapped in Afghanistan and India is trying to evacuate them and for this it is working in coordination with the US and other friendly nations.
In the backdrop of the withdrawal of US troops, the Taliban has rapidly expanded their foothold in Afghanistan this month, capturing most of the area, including the capital Kabul.
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