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Centre’s Ongoing Covid Combat Receives International Co-operation

Covid 19 relief

Government of India, at the forefront to combat the ongoing COVID-19 has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief.
The relief includes medical supplies and equipment since 27th April 2021 from different countries and organizations.

Moreover, through a streamlined and systematic mechanism, various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India have seamlessly collaborated under the “Whole of Government” approach.
This is done to expeditiously deliver the incoming global aid to States and Union Territories.

Cumulatively,
• 11321 Oxygen Concentrators
• 15,801 Oxygen Cylinders
• 19 Oxygen Generation Plants
• 7,470 ventilators/Bi PAP
• More than 5.5 Lakh Remdesivir vials have been delivered or dispatched through road and air, from 27th April 2021 to 16th May 2021.

The major consignments received on 15 on 16th May 2021 from Australia, Romania, USA, Kazakhstan, UK, EU (Germany, Portugal, Slovenia), Qatar, Kuwait, ICBF (Qatar), British Oxygen Co. (UK), Medical Aid (UK) includes:

Consignments

Quantity

Oxygen Concentrators

263

Ventilators/BiPAP/CPAP

105

Oxygen Cylinder

2,332

Remdesivir

30,753

Casirivimab/ Imdevimab

20,000

 

The effective and immediate allocation, streamlined delivery to the recipient states and UTs and institutions is an ongoing exercise.
Union Health Ministry is comprehensively monitoring this on a regular basis. A dedicated Coordination Cell has been created in the Union Health Ministry to coordinate the receipt and allocation of foreign COVID 19 relief material as international cooperation in the form of grants, aid, and donations.
This Cell started functioning on 26th April 2021.
A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been framed and implemented by the Health Ministry since 2nd May 2021.

Also Read: North-East India: The Shangri-La of Natural Resources Untamed

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Written by Headline8 Desk

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