New Delhi (NVI): The United Kingdom today said that it was sending life-saving medical equipment to India as the country fights second wave of COVID-19 virus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said we stand side by side with India as a friend and partner during what is a deeply concerning time in the fight against Covid-19.
“Vital medical equipment, including hundreds of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, is now on its way from the UK to India to support efforts to prevent the tragic loss of life from this terrible virus. We will continue to work closely with the Indian government during this difficult time and I’m determined to make sure that the UK does everything it can to support the international community in the global fight against the pandemic,” he added.
According to the official statement, first package is due to arrive in Delhi tomorrow with further shipments scheduled later this week.
“In total, nine airline container loads of supplies, including 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators, will be sent to the country this week,” it said.
This equipment will be crucial in helping to save the lives of the most vulnerable in India.
Meanwhile Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We are supporting our Indian friends with vital medical equipment at a difficult time for them in this pandemic.”
“We have all got to work together to tackle Covid-19. India is a very important partner to us, so we’re providing oxygen concentrators and ventilators to help save the lives of the most vulnerable. We will be following up on this first delivery with further support, based on our ongoing discussions with the Indian Government,” it added.