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8,900 Oxygen Concentrators, 5,043 Cylinders Received As Foreign Aid: Centre

A complete of 5,043 oxygen cylinders have been obtained as international help.

New Delhi:

A complete of 8,900 oxygen concentrators, 5,043 oxygen cylinders, 18 oxygen era vegetation and about 3.four lakh Remdesivir vials obtained as help from international international locations have been delivered or dispatched to numerous states and union territories between April 27 and May 9, the Union Health Ministry mentioned on Monday.

Major gadgets obtained on May 9 from the UK, South Korea, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, embrace 1,000 ventilators/BiPAP/CPAP, 2,267 oxygen concentrators, 10,000 oximeters and 200 cylinders, it acknowledged.

“Cumulatively 8,900 oxygen concentrators, 5,043 oxygen cylinders, 18 oxygen generation plants, 5,698 ventilators/Bi PAP, about 3.4 lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered/dispatched through road and air between April 27 and May 9,” the assertion mentioned.

“Effective immediate allocation and streamlined delivery to the recipient states and union territories and institutions is an ongoing exercise,” the ministry mentioned.

The Union Health Ministry is comprehensively monitoring this frequently, the assertion mentioned, including {that a} devoted coordination cell has been created within the ministry to coordinate the receipt and allocation of international COVID aid materials as grants, help and donations.

This cell began performing from April 26, it mentioned.

A Standard Operating Procedure has been framed and applied by the Union Health Ministry since May 2.

The Government of India has been receiving worldwide donations and help of aid medical provides and equipments since 27 April from totally different international locations and organisations to reinforce its efforts in combating the unprecedented surge in COVID circumstances within the nation, it mentioned.

Through a streamlined and systematic mechanism underneath the “Whole of Government” strategy, varied ministries and departments of Government of India have seamlessly collaborated for expeditiously delivering the incoming world help to states and union territories, the assertion added.

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