India Covid-19 News: A total of 6,738 oxygen concentrators, 3856 oxygen cylinders and 3,00,000 Remdesivir vials received as foreign aid: Govt report:
According to a government report about the details of the foreign aid received until now to tackle the second wave of COVID-19 surge, a total of 6,738 oxygen concentrators and 3856 oxygen cylinders and over 3,00,000 Remdesivir vials have been received so far as now and distributed to states and union territories between April 27th and May 8th.
The Government of India has designed a reliable system to promptly receive and distribute the foreign aid among the most demanding states of the country. This system to distribute the aids received to hospitals will assist the managerial operations of tertiary care institutions that are busily engaged in receiving and treating COVID-19 patients.
The Government of India has opened up the country to receive such foreign aids for the first time in 16 years since it announced that the country will not anymore receive any foreign aids from outside as it is now self-fulfilled to meet any such demands.
As theCOVID-19 infection slowed down in the country, India enthusiastically built-up vaccine mass production programs to eventually share it with neighbors and other nations through its ambitious “Vaccine Maitri” program. The enormous foreign aids that the country is receiving now is also a result of the largely successful Vaccine Maitri program.
The Union Health Ministry stated that a total of 6,738 oxygen concentrators, 3856 oxygen cylinders, 16 oxygen generation plants, 4,668 BiPAP ventilators and 3,00,000 Remdesivir vials have been received until now since April 27th. The effective and streamlined delivery of the supplies will be monitored by the Union Health Ministry, as mentioned by the report
Director of AIIMS, Professor Randeep Guleria thanked all the foreign donors for providing all the necessary supplies of ventilators, concentrators, drug vials and protective equipment to combat the nation’s huge surge of cases and also expressed his gratitude to all those who are helping to fight the pandemic.