Coronavirus | Medical equipment flown in from U.S., U.K., Romania and Ireland
The United States, Romania, Ireland, and the United Kingdom on Friday flew in a big amount of oxygen-related objects and medicines to take care of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and “reviewed” the continued American efforts to bolster India’s place to counter COVID-19.
Two plane from the U.S. landed on Friday bringing a big amount of important provides. The first flight introduced 423 oxygen cylinders, 210 pulse oximeters, 1,84,000 Abbott speedy diagnostic check kits and 84,000 N-96 face masks. The second flight introduced 17 giant oxygen cylinders, and 7,00,000 Abbott speedy diagnostic check kits. The third flight from U.K. arrived in India carrying 280 oxygen concentrators and 40 ventilators.
A cargo containing 700 items of oxygen concentrators and 365 ventilators arrived from Ireland. Friday additionally noticed elevated movement of help from EU member international locations.
One C-130 plane of the Romanian Air Force landed at Palam Air Base with oxygen and different medical provides as a part of a joint Romania-EU effort for India. This contains 80 oxygen concentrators, 75 oxygen cylinders and 20 excessive movement humidify oxygen remedy gadgets. Ambassador of Romania Daniela Sezonov Tane stated the medical provides from Bucharest might be adopted by “additional medical devices and equipment shipped by the other EU Member States”.
The medical provides from Romania are among the many first international help to reach right here which might be adopted reduction from Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Sweden amongst different EU international locations. The help from these international locations is being channelled by means of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Two C-17 plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted eight oxygen tankers from Singapore to Panagarh in West Bengal.
According to the Defence Ministry, as on April 29, IAF carried out 23 sorties from overseas, airlifting 39 oxygen containers with 670 MT capability, whereas from throughout the nation, it carried out 124 sorties, airlifting 87 containers with 1,798 MT capability.
Japan is anticipated to supply 300 oxygen concentrators and 300 ventilators.
“Japan stands with India in her greatest time of need,” Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki stated on social media.