US sends over 10,000 O2 concentrators to India amid Covid crisis

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New Delhi, 27 April: Air India is bringing 10,636 oxygen concentrators manufactured by Philips to India from the United States of America (USA).

At the same time, the Australian Government has announced to give one hundred oxygen concentrators and related tanks to India to deal with the second wave of Covid pandemic.

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted that as Lord Hanuman picked up Dronagiri parvat in search of Sanjeevani. Similarly, Air India is bringing 10,636 oxygen concentrators manufactured by Philips. 636 oxygen concentrators have already departed from the US via flight. Every day the work will be completed in a week via aircraft.

Australia has decided to provide emergency medical supplies after talks with the Indian government. Under this, 500 non-invasive ventilator systems will be made available. With this, 3 thousand ventilators can be operated.

The Australian government said in a statement that it will give 1 million surgical masks, 5 lakh N-95 masks, one lakh surgical gowns, one lakh spectacles, one lakh pair of gloves, and 20 thousand face shields. The statement said the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade would oversee the supply of medical equipment and medical apparel. Other countries have also announced such medical supplies to India.

The European Union has also sent medical equipment, medicines and supplies to India through its countries. It will reach India in a few days. Under the system of aid in the European Union, the countries of the Union have sent this material of help. This included Ireland with 700 oxygen concentrators, 1 oxygen generator, 365 ventilators, Belgium antiviral drug Remdesivir 9 thousand doses, Romania 80 oxygen concentrators and 75 oxygen cylinders, Luxembourg 58 ventilators, Portugal 5503 vials of Remedesivir, 20 thousand liters of oxygen per week, Sweden Will send 120 ventilators.

In the coming days, assistance will also come from other countries including France and Germany.