Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a telephonic dialog with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday, focussing on India’s necessities of medical provides to successfully cope with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped main elements of the nation.
The telephonic dialog got here on a day the USA delivered a considerable amount of medical provides to India.
Spoke with @DrSJaishankar to share my condolences and reiterate continued U.S. assist for COVID-19 aid efforts in India. The U.S. authorities has stepped as much as assist our companions, simply because the American non-public sector, NGOs, and residents have additionally helped to satisfy this problem.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) April 30, 2021
Mr Jaishankar mentioned his discussions with Mr Blinken focussed on India’s necessities to handle the COVID-19 problem “extra successfully”.
“Reviewed the circulate of kit and materials from the US. Highlighted the significance of strengthening oxygen provide, increasing vaccine manufacturing and rising Remdesivir provide. Appreciated the forthcoming response of the US on this regard,” he mentioned in a tweet.