Britain is despatching more than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment.
The first shipment of Covid medical supplies from Britain to India, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived early Tuesday, the foreign ministry said.
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Foreign ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted photos of the equipment being unloaded from a German Lufthansa aircraft in New Delhi, calling it “international cooperation at work”.
International cooperation at work! Appreciate the shipment of vital medical supplies from including 100 ventilators & 95 oxygen concentrators that arrived early this morning. pic.twitter.com/MBZFwSn4cH
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) April 27, 2021
Britain, one of several countries to announce sending help as India’s health care system buckles under a huge surge in coronavirus cases, is despatching more than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment.
First shipment of Covid medical supplies from the UK to India, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived today.
India’s foreign ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi calls it “international cooperation at work”
Oxygen supplies in India are desperately low pic.twitter.com/CWlqYl1qfc
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) April 27, 2021
In total, nine airline container loads of supplies, including 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators, will be sent this week, according to the British High Commission in New Delhi.