Medical supplies from the United Kingdom reach Delhi Airport on Tuesday. (PTI)
NEW DELHI :
THE shipment of vital medical supplies from the United Kingdom, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators as part of COVID-19 assistance, arrived in India earlier on Tuesday, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
“International cooperation at work! Appreciate the shipment of vital medical supplies from UK including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators that arrived early this morning,” tweeted Arindam Bagchi, official spokesperson, MEA. Earlier on Sunday, the British High Commission (BHC) announced that more than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment will be sent to India to support the country in its fight against COVID-19. A BHC release informed that the assistance package, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, includes ventilators and oxygen concentrators from surplus stocks.
The aid will be used by the Indian Government to provide vital medical treatment to those suffering from COVID-19 in India. As India fights against the unprecedented health crisis, global support in the form of oxygen supplies, ventilators, raw material for vaccines, PPE kits, and oxygen concentrators have started pouring in, from many countries including the US, EU, France, and Germany.