Coronavirus | WHO pledges mobile hospitals, laboratory supplies
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday stated India should prioritise filling vital gaps in important medical supplies and hospital capacities in its battle towards the surge in COVID-19 circumstances whereas pledging oxygen concentrators, laboratory supplies and mobile hospitals for the nation.
“The current rapid surge of COVID-19 cases has put immense pressure on the health systems, already overburdened since the start of the pandemic. We need to act with speed, expand hospital capacities and equip them with medical supplies, most needed to save lives,” stated Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director, WHO South-East Asia Region.
The WHO shall be procuring laboratory supplies, together with 1.2 million reagents, to assist India meet the massive demand and wish for testing in India. It may also be offering mobile subject hospitals with a capability of 20-30 beds, which could be elevated to a most of fifty.
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It can be chartering flights to deliver 4,000 oxygen concentrators to assist meet the elevated demand for medical oxygen within the nation. It has additionally repurposed 2,600 WHO technical employees engaged on numerous programmes to assist pandemic response within the nation.