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World unites to aid India's Covid-19 fightback

Let us take a look at the countries that have come forward to assist India in the Covid-19 fightback.

World unites to aid India's Covid fightback-VPN
New Delhi, First Published Apr 28, 2021, 1:58 PM IST
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As India continues to grapple with the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and struggles to contain the rising coronavirus infections, the global community has pledged to rush medical aid, including ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices. 

Let's take a look at the countries that have come forward to assist India in the Covid-19 fightback.

United States
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held talks on April 26 and committed that the United States and India will work closely together in the fight against Covid-19.

Identified US commercial suppliers of Remdesivir that are immediately available, rapid diagnostic testing supplies and PPEs to be transferred to India immediately and facilitating India's own access to those supplies through US-based sources. A total of 318 oxygen concentrators arrived in Delhi on April 26.

The US will approve the supply of filters required for the manufacture of Covishield vaccines. Washington expects that there are approximately 10 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that could be released if and when the FDA gives its go-ahead in the coming weeks.  USAID will work with CDC to support and fast-track mobilization of emergency resources available to India through the Global Fund.

Under the Quad Vaccine Initiative, US Development Finance Corporation is funding a substantial expansion of manufacturing capability for BioE, the vaccine manufacturer in India, enabling BioE to ramp up to produce at least 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of 2022.

United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has announced that it will send 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators. Out of these 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators have already arrived in the country on April 27.

France has announced to send the relief material in two phases. The materials include eight large Oxygen Generating Plants, liquid oxygen, 28 respirators and their consumables and 200 electric syringe pushers and 5 liquid oxygen containers. 

Ireland will send 700 oxygen concentrators, 1 oxygen generator and 365 ventilators this week.

Belgium has assured that it will provide 9,000 doses of anti-viral medicine Remdesivir.

Romania has pledged to send 80 oxygen concentrators and 75 oxygen cylinders.

The European country has assured New Delhi that it will send 58 ventilators.

Portugal has announced that it will send 5,503 vials of Remdesivir and 20,000 litres of liquid oxygen per week to India.

Berlin has promised to make available mobile oxygen production plants for 3 months. Besides, it will also send 120 ventilators and over 80 million KN95 masks. 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being imported from Germany by the Armed Forces Medical Services.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that Canberra will send 500 ventilators, one million surgical masks, 5 lakh P2 and N95 masks, one lakh goggles, one lakh pairs of gloves and 20,000 face shields.

Singapore is sending 500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators, 4 Cryogenic Oxygen Containers and other medical supplies. 

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is sending 80 MT of liquid oxygen.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong has assured India that it will provide 800 oxygen concentrators.

Thailand has pledged to send across 4 cryogenic oxygen tanks.

The United Arab Emirates has rushed six cryogenic oxygen containers

Bhutan will supply 40 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen daily to Assam using cryogenic tankers.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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