Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Inflow of foreign aid to combat COVID 19 being promptly dispatched to States, UTs: Centre

Centre has said that the Inflow of foreign aid to combat COVID 19 are being promptly dispatched to the States and Union Territories.

Union Health Ministry said, Centre has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27th of last month from different countries and organisations.

Cumulatively, 18,265 Oxygen Concentrators, over 19 thousand Oxygen Cylinders, 19 Oxygen Generation Plants, 15,256 ventilators, more than seven lakh Remdesivir vials and 12 lakh Favipiravir tablets were delivered through road and air.

The Ministry said, the major consignments received in the last two days are from South Korea, Indian and Bahrainian Organisations, Indian Community in Shanghai and Indian Business and Professional Group in UAE.

A dedicated Coordination Cell has been created in the Union Health Ministry to coordinate the receipt and allocation of foreign COVID relief material.

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