The first US emergency aid arrived in India on Friday as several states said they were unable to vaccinate people older than 18 years of age from May 1 in the third phase of vaccination. An American Super Galaxy military transporter carrying more than 400 oxygen cylinders, other hospital equipment and nearly 1 million rapid coronavirus test kits landed at New Delhi’s international airport on Friday morning.
This week, talks took place between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi before he flew from Travis’ military base in California. Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla told reporters on Thursday that more than 40 countries have pledged to send vital medical aid, especially oxygen supplies.
Supplies from the UK, Russia, UAE, Qatar, Australia and elsewhere include around 550 oxygen generating plants, over 4,000 oxygen concentrators, 10,000 oxygen cylinders and 17 cryogenic tankers.
He said hundreds of thousands of doses of Covid-19 treatment drugs were being sent, as well as raw materials to make vaccines and remediesvir.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Beijing, which has strained relations with New Delhi, has sent more than 26,000 ventilators and oxygen concentrators, more than 15,000 patient monitors and about 3,800 tons of medical supplies and medicines.
Japan also said on Friday that it will provide 300 oxygen concentrators and 300 ventilators to India.
It is to be known that during the last 24 hours in India, the highest number of infections have been reported so far. In the last one day, 3,79,257 new cases have been registered while 3,498 people have died. This is the highest figure ever. Right now the highest number of cases are coming from Maharashtra.
According to the Health Ministry, the total number of infected people in the country has reached 1,87,62,976. Of these, 31,70,228 are active cases while 1,53,84,418 people have been cured of this disease. During the last 24 hours, 3,498 people have died due to this epidemic. With this, the death toll from this infection has increased to 2,08,330.
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