Pakistan’s first consignment of medical assistance reaches Afghanistan


The first consignment of medicines from Pakistan has arrived in Afghanistan, and subsequent batches totaling over 200 million Pakistani rupees will also be delivered, the Ministry of Public Health announced.

In a string of tweets on the official handle of the Afghan Ministry of Public Health on Friday, December 2, the first batch of the series of consigned medicines has reached Afghanistan.

According to the tweet from the ministry, Pakistan has begun consigning medicines worth close to two hundred million in Pakistani currency.

Three specialized hospitals that Pakistan established in Afghanistan will receive these medicine shipments, according to the announcement.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in Kabul the Afghan capital, Nishtar Kidney Center in Jalalabad of Nangarhar province, and Amanullah Logari Hospital in Logar in eastern Afghanistan are three of the modern hospitals Pakistan has built in Afghanistan.

The Afghan administration authorities met with Pakistani health officials in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, where the Pakistani side made a pledge to support Afghan health facilities and send a specialized medical team to Afghanistan.

Pakistan previously stated that it will continue to fund the Pakistan-built hospitals in Afghanistan and support the Afghan healthcare sector.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital in Kabul, which was built in Pakistan, has already undergone a transition into a teaching hospital, which was authorized by the Ministry of Public Health in mid-June of this year—KP