New Delhi (NVI) Japan will be sending 200 oxygen concentrators to India over the next two days as a part of the emergency assistance in response to the current surge of COVID-19 infections in the country, its Embassy said here today.
It is a part of the package of assistance announced by the Government of Japan on April 30, under which India will receive 300 oxygen concentrators and 300 ventilators.
Out of the package, 100 oxygen concentrators have already been delivered on May 8.
Japan will continue to steadily implement its support as part of efforts to contain
the COVID-19 situation in India, the Embassy said in a statement.
On May 5, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi told India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar that Japan is ready to provide grant assistance of up to 50 million
US dollars to India, based on the latter’s needs, in addition to the package announced, in response to the current surge of COVID-19 infections in India.