KABUL: The first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccines donated by India arrived in Kabul Sunday morning.
The Corona virus vaccine made by Indian scientists was handed over by the country’s Charge d’ Affairs in Kabul to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), said a statement issued by the public health ministry.
The shipment included 500,000 doses of vaccines that are expected to immunize 250,000 people against the deadly disease, the statement added.
According to the statement, acting public health minister Wahidullah Majroh expressed pleasure over the vaccine donation and called the donation of the vaccine very effective in fighting Corona virus.
Terming protection of patients vital in health sector, he said that Afghanistan health ministry is the first body in the region level that had utmost need for providing vaccines.
The healthcare workers who are the first liners in fighting Corona virus will be vaccinated in the beginning of the campaign, Majroh noted.
He elaborated that the donated vaccine would be enough for 20 per cent of the country’s 32 million population, adding that due to vaccine provide for another 40 percent by health partners.
Ensuring of safely keeping of the vaccines, Mr. Majroh said that we have better cold systems for keeping the vaccines.
Charge d’ Affairs of India Embassy to Kabul, said that the India assistance will be continued with the Afghanistan.