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Medical aid continues to arrive as Covid-19 cases surpass the 20 million mark in India | India News


NEW DELHI: Amid the unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases in India, Covid-19 assistance, in the form of oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other medical aid, continued to arrive from countries around the world in early May, to As infections in the country hit the dismal mark of 20 million cases on Tuesday.
A total of seven ISO tanks with 20 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) arrived today from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the port of Mundra in Gujarat to help increase the availability of oxygen from India in the fight against the raging pandemic. Covid-19.
The fifth in a series of shipments with 545 oxygen concentrators also arrived from the United States on Tuesday.
A shipment of 282 oxygen cylinders, 60 oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other medical supplies from Kuwait arrived in India on Tuesday to help the country fight the second wave of coronavirus.
The first batch of 900 oxygen cylinders offered by the British Oxygen Company was airlifted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to India on Monday. The British Oxygen Company has offered 5,000 oxygen cylinders to India to assist the country in its fight against the rapid spread of the second wave of Covid-19.
Prior to this, the UK announced on Sunday that it will send an additional 1,000 ventilators from the UK’s surplus supply to Indian hospitals as part of its commitment to supporting India’s fight against the second wave of coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said India’s fight against rising coronavirus cases will be bolstered by the new announcement of UK government support for additional ventilators in addition to 200 ventilators, 495 oxygen concentrators and three generating units. of oxygen that the UK sent to India last week.
Taiwan shipped 150 oxygen concentrators, 500 oxygen cylinders and 8,44,800 N-95 masks on Sunday. Meanwhile, Germany sent 120 fans.
Last week, the UAE shipped 17,07,600 masks, 35,400 coveralls, 75,200 gowns, 72,000 glasses, and a 7,14,301 rapid screening test. Russia provided 150 bedside monitors, 20 oxygen concentrators and 200,000 Favipiravir packages.

Times of India