Foreign aid for Covid-19 swiftly cleared for states, says Centre

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The center said that 9,284 oxygen concentrators, 7,033 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation factories and 5,933 ventilators have been sent to the countries until now.

78,595 vials of Remdesivir from the US landed at Mumbai Airport on Tuesday night. The vials are being distributed to various states.
78,595 vials of Remdesivir from the US landed at Mumbai Airport on Tuesday night. The vials are being distributed to various states.

The central government said on Wednesday that in the Spirit Goodwill, the global community has helped India to overcome Covid management challenges. A number of countries have sent the help of inventory and medical equipment Covid-19 relief since April 27, he said in the release.

On Tuesday, India received the main items from England, Egypt, Kuwait, and South Korea. These include oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and ventilators.

The center also said that the ministries and departments were involved in providing materials received to various states and areas of Union (UTS) to increase their capacity. Until now, 9,284 oxygen concentrators, 7,033 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation factories and 5,933 ventilators have been submitted to the state and UTS through roads and air, added the government.

Collaboration is being carried out under the approach of ‘all governments’, the word center further.

The Ministry of Health Union has formed a special cell for routine comprehensive monitoring of the entire process.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying 200 oxygen concentrators arrived from England in Raipur Chhattisgarh on Tuesday night. Similarly, medical assistance from the Netherlands and Switzerland arrived at Delhi airport on Wednesday.

European Union member countries also provide medical assistance to India. This assistance is provided through the EU civil protection mechanism, which is coordinated by the Emergency Response Center for the European Commission.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that “foreign friendship is important, every life is taken into account and every movement makes a difference.”

He posted several videos on Micro-Blogging Twitter sites, where people can be seen praising efforts made by foreign countries including Britain, Russia and the US.

A total of 3,48,421 new Covid-19 cases and 3,55,338 release were reported in a 24-hour range, taking a total positive case of the state as far as 2.33.40.938, the UNI Ministry of Health data showed on Wednesday.

At present there are 37,04,049 active cases in this country.

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