The United Kingdom is sending more than 600 medical devices to India, which has been hit hard by the epidemic. These include ventilators and oxygen concentrators.
On Saturday, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said, “We stand shoulder to shoulder with India as a friend and partner in this very worrying time of the war against Covid-19.
“At this critical juncture, we will continue to work closely with India, and I strongly urge the United Kingdom to do everything in its power to help the international community fight this epidemic around the world,” Johnson said.
According to the Times of India, the first consignment of medical devices is scheduled to leave the United Kingdom on Sunday and reach the Indian capital New Delhi on Tuesday.
The UK will send a total of nine air containers to India this week. They will have 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators.
Hospitals in India are now in dire need of oxygen. According to local media reports, the demand for oxygen concentrators in India has increased a lot. This is because many patients with Covid-19 have to be given extra oxygen to survive.
Today is the fourth day in a row that India has set a world record for coronavirus infection. More than three and a half lakh patients were identified there in 24 hours.