Canada PM Justin Trudeau on Wednesday informed that they will be assisting India with $10 million dollars for emergency equipment to fight the COVID crisis.
Ottawa (Canada): Amid several countries coming forward to help India, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau on Wednesday informed that they will be sending $10 million for India to fight the Covid crisis.
As India is facing a shortage of emergency equipment, this move has been taken for the nation to have medical supplies. More assistance is expected in future from Canada.
The Prime Minister tweeted that the funds will be sent through Canadian Red Cross.
Right now, the people of India are facing a tragic situation. To help with everything from ambulance services to buying personal protective equipment, we’re contributing $10 million to @IndianRedCross through @RedCrossCanada. We stand ready to donate extra medical supplies, too. https://t.co/YUuJTGSIoG— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 28, 2021
Trudeau said relevant ministers are also in touch with their Indian counterparts about what more Canada can do to help.
“We’ve all seen the heartbreaking news from hospitals in India that are unable to keep up with the number of patients. Earlier today, Minister Garneau spoke with his Indian counterpart about how Canada can best help, including through the donation of extra medical supplies,” said Trudeau.
The US, the UK and France have all committed to sending vaccine-related materials, ventilators, oxygen and other supplies to the country.
On Tuesday first set of help arrived from the UK where India received 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators. Moreover, the search engine giant Google and top tech company Microsoft also spoke about helping India with Covid supplies. Meanwhile, Russia, Ireland, and Afghanistan have also announced to help India in the time of need.
India received assurance of assistance from across the world as the new wave of the virus has shaken the whole country. The combination of increasing cases and decreasing resources has led to the death of several patients. Hospitals in several states are facing the pressure of caseload and not enough equipment for treatment.
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Last Updated Apr 28, 2021, 3:30 PM IST