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India gets aid from various foreign countries
India is facing difficulties to provide oxygen cylinders, oxygen generators, medical supplies and ventilators to people amid second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. From last two weeks India is given helping hand from many foreign countries who have taken steps aggressively to help India from second wave of corona pandemic.
Singapore: INS Airavat would arrive in Vishakhapatnam with carrying oxygen cylinders and medical supplies from Singapore. Singapore will supply eight 20-tonnes cryogenic oxygen cylinders, 500 filled oxygen cylinders, 3150 oxygen cylinders, 10 thousand Rapid Antigen test kits and 450 PPE kits. Earlier IL-76 aircraft has sent for three cryogenic oxygen containers which provided by Singapore.
Indonesia: IAF, Aircraft IL-76 is landed at Vishakhapatnam with two cryogenic Oxygen containers from Indonesia.
South Korea: South Korea sent first consignment of 30 oxygen concentrators and 200 oxygen cylinders with regulators.
United Kingdom: A consignment of three oxygen generators and 1000 ventilators has sent from UK. 500 litres of oxygen per minute which is enough for treating 50 people at a time is the production capacity of each generator.
United States of America: It started help since April. It has given total 10 lakh Rapid Diagnostic Tests, 545 oxygen Concentrators, 16 lakh N95 masks, 457 oxygen cylinders, 440 regulators, 220 pulse oxi-meters and 1 deployable oxygen concentration system till now.
Russia: Russia has provided total more than 20 oxygen concentrators, 75 ventilators and 150 bedside monitors and medicines.
Australia: Australia supplied more than 1050 ventilators and 43 oxygen concentrators.
Switzerland: Switzerland has given us 600 oxygen concentrators and 50 ventilators.
European Union: Medical equipment and medication worth more than 100 million Euros were sent to India.
France: 8 hospital-level oxygen generators, each providing year-long oxygen for 250 beds, liquid oxygen for 2,000 patients for five days, 28 ventilators and equipment for ICUs were provided by France.
Germany: 120 ventilators, two separate flights carrying a massive high-capacity oxygen production plant, set to reportedly produce 4 lakh liters of oxygen daily reaches India from Germany.
Romania: 80 oxygen concentrators and 75 oxygen cylinders.
Italy: 1 oxygen production plant capable of supplying an entire hospital, 20 ventilators.
Poland: 100 Oxygen concentrators have been given to us for fighting against Covid-19 situation.
Belgium: 9,000 vials of Remdesivir aid from Belgium.
Finland: Allocated 1 million Euros towards International International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Emergency Appeal for us.
Ireland Total till now: 1,248 oxygen concentrators, 730 ventilators, 2 oxygen generators & other medical equipment
Netherland: First shipment of promised 449 ventilators, 100 oxygen concentrators & other medical supplies arrives
Spain: Announced total shipments of 167 respirators and 121 oxygen concentrators, as well as consumables such as filters and face masks, amounting to 2 million Euros
Denmark: 53 ventilators have sent from Denmark.
Estonia: Allocated 75,000 Euros towards financial support for India via the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Yet to come from other EU nations: 58 ventilators from Luxembourg, 5,500 vials of Remdesivir and 20,000 liters of oxygen per week from Portugal and 120 ventilators from Sweden.
Uzbekistan: 151 oxygen concentrators have provided to us.
Singapore: 256 oxygen cylinders of 47-litre capacity each have been sent to help us in fighting against Covid-19.
Taiwan: 150 oxygen concentrators from Taiwan received by us.
Thailand: 15 oxygen concentrators from the government, 15 from Indian community living in Thailand.
South Korea: Oxygen concentrators, COVID-19 diagnostic kits and other items.
Yet to come: 300 oxygen concentrators, 300 ventilators
Mauritius: 200 oxygen concentrators
UAE: 157 ventilators, 480 breathing machines and other medical supplies even 7 cryogenic tankers filled with a total of 140 MTs of liquid medical oxygen have been given from UAE.
Bahrain: INS Talwar carried to Mangalore 2 cryogenic oxygen tankers filled with total 40 MT of liquid oxygen.
Qatar: Ventilators, oxygen concentrators, personal protective equipment and other medical assistance worth 300 tones.
Kuwait: 282 oxygen cylinders, 60 oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other medical supplied and
INS Kolkata leaves Kuwait, carrying 40 MT of liquid medical oxygen in two 27-tonne oxygen tankers, 200 oxygen cylinders and 4 oxygen concentrators. INS Kochi leaved Kuwait, carrying 60 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen, 800 Oxygen Cylinders, and 2 Oxygen concentrators. INS Tabar has leaved Kuwait, carrying 40 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen, and 600 Oxygen Cylinders.
Bangladesh: 10,000 vials of Remdesivir through the land border at Petrapole, West Bengal supplied by Bangladesh
Yet to come: Inject able anti-viral, oral anti-viral medicines, 30,000 PPE kits, and several thousand zinc, calcium, Vitamin C and other tablets.
Bhutan: Yet to come: 40 MTs of liquid oxygen to Assam from a new plant being set up in the country’s Samdrup Jongkhar district.
The global community is helping to support India’s efforts to meet the challenges and requirements of the unprecedented surge in the number of Coid-19 cases in the second wave of the global pandemic. The centre is monitoring and providing the global aid effectively and promptly to States and UTs to supplement their efforts. According to Union Health Ministry, more than 6730 oxygen concentrators, 3850 oxygen cylinders, 16 oxygen generation plants, over 4668 ventilators and more than 3 lakh Remdesivir have delivered to states.