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Union Health Ministry provides life-saving Humanitarian Medical Assistance to quake-hit Turkiye and Syria

Emergency Relief Materials comprising life-saving medicines, protective items, and critical care equipment valued at over Rs. 7 crores were arranged and promptly dispatched to Turkiye and Syria

India is providing assistance to the two countries in the spirit of its age-old tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya

By PIB Delhi

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has played an important role in sending humanitarian medical assistance to quake-hit Syria and Turkiye.

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted the efforts of the Union Health Ministry to provide emergency relief materials to Turkiye and Syria in a tweet today. He stated that “India is providing assistance to the two countries in the spirit of its age-old tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.

On 6th February 2023, when two powerful earthquakes hit Syria and Turkey, 3 truckloads of relief materials were arranged at Hindon airbase consisting of life-saving emergency medicines and protective items within 12 hours. Trucks started reaching by 10:00 am on 7th Feb 2023, and handing over the relief items to the Indian Air Force (IAF) began by 04:00 pm. The last truckload reached by 09:30 pm and the flight departed to Syria with emergency relief material on the same day by 10:00 pm for the relief operation. The consignment consisted of 5,945-ton emergency relief material, which included 27 life-saving medicines, two kinds of protective items, and three categories of critical care equipment, valued at approximately Rs 2 crore.

On 10th February 2023, a bigger lot of relief materials were arranged for both Turkiye and Syria. The consignment for Syria consisted of 72 critical care drugs, consumables, and protective items of 7.3 tons, valued at Rs 1.4 crore. Relief materials sent for Turkiye included 14 types of medical and critical care equipment, valued at Rs 4 crore.

The following is the list of medical supplies sent to Turkey:

The following is the list of medical supplies sent to Syria:

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