India had launched the medical missions in Kabul, Herat, Kandahar, Jalalabad and Mazar-e-Sharif. The attacks in Kabul had claimed the lives of nine Indians including a doctor and the missions slowed down. Mazar-e-Sharif medical mission is functioning normally but the other four were temporarily suspended.
The operations ceased as there were no required staff and security.
A senior Indian official said that they are in the process of resuming full-fledged operations in Afghanistan. They added that medical missions in Kabul and Kandahar are expected to resume soon with extra security measures to make sure that the operations are not hampered in the future.
Indian medical mission was treating over 3 lakh patients in Afghanistan, mostly being women and children. They were giving free treatment as well as medicines to the patients.