France on Sunday delivered to India 28 tonnes of ready-to-use medical supplies together with eight massive oxygen vegetation as half of the primary section of its solidarity mission to the nation which has been grappling with report coronavirus circumstances. The French embassy stated every of the eight vegetation can repeatedly provide oxygen to a 250-bed hospital round the clock for a dozen years and that they produce medical oxygen from ambient air.
“The oxygen plants will be delivered to 8 Indian hospitals, 6 in Delhi, one in Haryana and one in Telangana, based on needs as identified by the Indian authorities,” the French embassy stated in a press release on Saturday.
A particular cargo flight introduced the supplies to Delhi from France.
French ambassador Emmanuel Lenain stated extra supplies will come quickly from France and that each nations stand collectively on this battle in opposition to the pandemic.
The embassy stated the medical supplies had been value greater than Rs 17 crore.
“We stand by India in these difficult times, just as India has always stood by France. In Spring 2020, when French hospitals were facing acute shortages, India provided life-saving help through the export of critical medical drugs,” Lenain stated.
“The French people have not forgotten. India has, in fact, been at the forefront of international cooperation against the pandemic, including through sharing its massive vaccine production capacity with the countries most in need,” he stated.
The French supplies additionally comprised 28 ventilators and 200 electrical syringe pumps to be distributed to a number of hospitals to improve their ICU capacities.
Spokesperson within the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi stated the help by France is a testomony to the strategic partnership between the 2 nations.
“A testament to India-France strategic partnership & friendship! 28 tonnes of medical equipment including 8 hospital-level oxygen generators and other medical supplies arrives from France. Deeply appreciate the support from France. Will bolster our oxygen capacities,” he tweeted.
Separately, Belgium additionally despatched 9000 vials of Remdesivir to India on Sunday.
The US on Saturday evening despatched to India a 3rd flight that introduced over 1000 oxygen cylinders, regulators and different medical tools.
Two American navy plane on Friday introduced to India massive quantities of emergency medical supplies which included 423 oxygen cylinders with regulators, 210 pulse oximeters, 17 massive oxygen cylinders, 8,84,000 Abbott speedy diagnostic check kits and 84,000 N-95 face masks.
As India battles a devastating second wave of coronavirus pandemic, a number of nations around the globe are sending medical supplies to assist it tide over the state of affairs.
The main nations which have introduced help to India embody the US, Russia, France, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Singapore, Portugal, Sweden, New Zealand, Kuwait and Mauritius.
Some of the nations have already delivered the supplies.