Russia sends medical supplies to help India battle COVID-19

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New Delhi (NVI): Amid the rising cases of COVID-19 in India followed by shortage of medical equipment, two flights from Russia, carrying humanitarian aid, arrived at Delhi airport earlier this morning.

Russia has send over 22 tonnes of medical supplies to the country. These supplies comprise 20 oxygen production units, 75 ventilators, and 2,00,000 packs of medicines.

Russian Foreign Ministry shared a video of transport planes being loaded with medical supplies and tweeted, “#RussiaHelps #RussiaIndia #Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and 22 tonnes of medical supplies to #India to help fight #COVID19 and save lives. 2 transport planes are already en route @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy.”

Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in India tweeted, “Both flights of the Russian EMERCOM successfully delivered humanitarian aid to #India.”

Russia sent medical supplies after a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During this phone call, Putin assured of extending all possible support to India. Prime Minister Modi followed this up by thanking Putin and noted that Russia’s prompt support to India was a symbol of the “enduring partnership” between both countries.

Several countries like Switzerland, the US, the UK, the EU, the UAE, and Germany have come to help India when the country is reeling under the second wave of coronavirus.

Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) also said that they have boosted their COVID-19 response in India.

The Geneva-based global health watchdog has redeployed 2,600 health experts from other programmes to counter the recent rise in cases and deaths.