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Sent 3,000 oxygen concentrators to help India: UNICEF | India News


Sent 3,000 oxygen concentrators to help India: UNICEF | India News

NEW DELHI / KATHMANDU: The UNICEF It said on Saturday it dispatched critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, to aid India amid the devastating second wave of coronavirus.
The United Nations The children’s rights agency has supplied more than 500 high-flow nasal cannulas and 85 RT-PCR machines.
It is supporting the acquisition and installation of 25 oxygen plants for hospitals in the Northeast Y Maharashtraand the installation of more than 70 thermal scanners at various ports of entry nationwide, he said.
“The scenes we are seeing in India are just devastating,” said George Laryea-Adjei, UNICEF regional director for South Asiait said in a statement. “The most vulnerable families are paying a high price for this new deadly increase.”
UNICEF called on all partners who can support for to immediately respond to the deadly new wave that is severely straining the healthcare system in India, he said, stressing that urgent action is needed.
“UNICEF has dispatched critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits and other equipment to assist India in its battle against a deadly wave of Covid-19,” it stated.
“Much more is needed as the outbreak continues to spread rapidly,” Yasmin Haque, UNICEF Representative in India, said in a statement.
UNICEF has also been helping the government to ensure the operation of critical services for the most vulnerable children. The organization has provided more than 11,000 personal protection kits for officials working at Childline India so that childcare services can continue.
In every state, UNICEF provides guidance and support for the safety and care of children in child care institutions.
UNICEF is also providing technical support to the government and its partners to help 1.23 million children in 17 states continue to learn from home.
For example, mobile learning centers in Bihar They are helping 28,000 children who did not have access to any type of digital equipment to continue learning.
“UNICEF and its partners also continue to support the Government of India in accelerating the national launch of vaccines to reach all population groups equitably, “he said,
Through its work on Risk Communication and Communication Participation (RCCE), UNICEF has also consistently worked to counter misinformation and promote Covid-appropriate behaviors.
New multimedia content is produced weekly in several languages ​​for transmission on channels and digital media, especially at the state level, he added.


Times of India