India receives COVID-19 assistance from Romania, UK.
A special cargo for medical aid of 157 ventilators, 480 BiPAPs and other medical supplies arrived from UAE to India today. External Affairs Ministry sources said IAF C-17 has so far airlifted 18 Cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai Airport and landed at Panagarh Air Base in three sorties since April 26th.
The #IAF airlifted 12 empty cryogenic oxygen containers from Bangkok, Singapore and Dubai to India..
U.S. Air Force C-5 cargo aircraft left northern California on Wednesday carrying COVID-19 relief supplies for India .US Air Force aircraft C-17 Globemaster III, the second US Air Force carrier was loaded with COVID-19 relief supplies & is en route to India. The aircraft left Travis Air Force Base in California for New Delhi.
Important conversation with Albert Bourla, CEO Pfizer today evening. Discussed ways in which Pfizer could support healthcare efforts including vaccines in India, and strengthen our pandemic response: Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian Ambassador to US.
Ministry of External Affairs has said that 40 countries have come forward to provide assistance to India to fulfil the requirements of several medical equipment and medicines in the country. Briefing the media in New Delhi today, Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla said, consignments carrying medical equipment and medicines have started to arrive in India from various countries.
He said, the US has pledged to help the country in its fight against the pandemic. Mr Shringla informed that three flights are scheduled to arrive from the United States within a week. He said, two flights will reach tomorrow carrying the oxygen generating equipment and oxygen cylinders.
He said, a cargo flight arriving tonight from UAE with ventilators and Favipiravir medicines..
Hundreds of oxygen concentrators have been donated to a UK-based humanitarian organisation which will be used to help India’s #COVID19 crisis.
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