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France, Taiwan, Uzbekistan And Belgium Send Medical Supplies To India

A number of international locations are sending medical provides to assist India tide over the Covid-19 scenario. (File)

New Delhi:

France, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and Belgium on Sunday delivered to India medical provides, together with oxygen crops and medicines, as a lethal second wave of coronavirus infections continued to ravage numerous elements of the nation.

A particular cargo flight introduced 28 tonnes of medical gear from France as a part of the nation’s first part of the “solidarity mission” launched by President Emmanuel Macron to assist India battle the pandemic.

The French cargo included eight massive oxygen crops, 28 ventilators and 200 electrical syringe pumps.

The French embassy stated every of the eight crops can repeatedly provide oxygen to a 250-bed hospital round the clock for a dozen years and that they produce medical oxygen from ambient air.

“The oxygen crops will likely be delivered to eight Indian hospitals, 6 in Delhi, one in Haryana and one in Telangana, primarily based on wants as recognized by the Indian authorities,” the French embassy stated in an announcement on Saturday.

French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain stated extra provides will come quickly from France and that each international locations stand collectively on this battle towards the pandemic.

The embassy stated the medical provides have been price greater than Rs 17 crore.

“We stand by India in these tough occasions, simply as India has at all times stood by France. In Spring 2020, when French hospitals have been going through acute shortages, India supplied life-saving assist via the export of vital medical medication,” Lenain stated.

Spokesperson within the Ministry of Exterior Affairs Arindam Bagchi stated the help by France is a testomony to the strategic partnership between the 2 international locations.

“A testomony to India-France strategic partnership & friendship! 28 tonnes of medical gear together with Eight hospital-level oxygen turbines and different medical provides arrives from France. Deeply recognize the assist from France. Will bolster our oxygen capacities,” he tweeted.

Individually, Belgium additionally despatched 9,000 vials of Remdesivir to India on Sunday.

Taiwan additionally delivered 150 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders in reflection of its sturdy friendship with India in its battle towards the pandemic.

In an announcement, the Taipei Financial and Cultural Middle (TECC) stated extra batches of medical gear and provides will likely be airlifted to India quickly.

“To precise sturdy friendship with India in its battle towards a brand new wave of Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan is delivering vital medical provides to India. The primary batch of 150 oxygen concentrators and 500 oxygen cylinders have arrived in New Delhi on Sunday,” the TECC stated.

The TECC is Taiwan’s consultant workplace in India.

“Taiwan’s deployment of medical provides is testomony to the shut collaboration and partnership throughout a number of companies on each side. It additionally displays the strong reduction efforts and contributions made by the federal government and other people of Taiwan to deliver humanitarian reduction to India,” it stated.

India doesn’t have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, however each side have commerce and people-to-people ties. China claims Taiwan as a part of its territory.

Taiwan’s support to India got here amid experiences of violations of Taiwan’s airspace by Chinese language army jets.

Central Asian nation Uzbekistan additionally provided 100 oxygen concentrators in addition to Remdesivir and different medicines to India.

The US on Saturday evening despatched to India a 3rd flight that introduced over 1000 oxygen cylinders, regulators and different medical gear.

Two American army plane on Friday delivered to India massive quantities of emergency medical provides which included 423 oxygen cylinders with regulators, 210 pulse oximeters, 17 massive oxygen cylinders, 8,84,000 Abbott speedy diagnostic check kits and 84,000 N-95 face masks.

As India battles a devastating second wave of coronavirus pandemic, a number of international locations around the globe are sending medical provides to assist it tide over the scenario.

The main international locations which have introduced help to India embody the US, Russia, France, Germany, Australia, Eire, Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Singapore, Portugal, Sweden, New Zealand, Kuwait and Mauritius.

A few of the international locations have already delivered the provides.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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