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Countries that help India face the COVID-19 crisis

Countries that help India face the COVID-19 crisis

Currently, India is battling against the second wave of COVID-19. Shortage of oxygen, beds in the hospitals, and medicines are troubling Indians.

In this context, many countries extended their support to India.

The USA announced sending oxygen supplies, Covid-19 tests, ventilators, drug treatments, and personal protective equipment. The US sent 318 oxygen concentrators in the first batch, which already reached India.

The UK announced the shipment of 495 oxygen concentrators and 140 ventilators. Out of them, 120 are non-invasive ventilators and the remaining are manual ventilators.

Australia assured to send immediate support package. These include oxygen supplies, ventilators and PPE kits.

Germany announced sending oxygen and medical aid to India. It sent mobile oxygen generation plants, which will arrive in India this week.

Russia announced to send around 4 lakh units of Remdesivir injections to India. However, due to patent issues with Gilead Sciences, it could not send these injections immediately. Meanwhile, Russia wants to send oxygen concentrators, generators, and other required drugs to India.

Singapore donated four cryogenic oxygen tanks to India.

Pakistan decided to send medical equipment like ventilators, digital X-ray machines, Bi-PAP, PPEs, and related items to India. Edhi Foundation, a social welfare organization, wants to send 50 ambulances and support staff or health professionals from Pakistan. The organization is waiting for approval from the Indian government.

The United Arab Emirates assured to send high-capacity oxygen tankers to India.

France announced sending oxygen ventilators to India to handle the oxygen crisis in the country.

China extended its support by cooperating with India to acquire medical supplies. It also guided Chinese companies to provide support as per the needs of India.

Saudi Arabia is shipping 80 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to India.

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