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Update on COVID Relief Aid

India - Press Information Bureau

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

16,630 Oxygen Concentrators; 15,961 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 11,516 ventilators/ BiPAP; ~6.9 L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched expeditiously to States and UTs, so far

Posted On: 23 MAY 2021 1:49PM by PIB Delhi

Government of India has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27th April 2021 from different countries/organisations. These are beingexpeditiously dispatched/delivered to the States and UTs to supplement their efforts towards COVID19 management.

Cumulatively, 16,630 Oxygen Concentrators; 15,961 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 11,516 ventilators/ BiPAP; ~6.9 L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched through road and air, from 27th April 2021 to 22nd May 2021.

 

Major consignments received on 21/22nd May 2021 from Scotland (UK), Gilead, USISPF, KOICA (South Korea), Buddhist Sangh (Vietnam)

 

Consignments Quantity
Oxygen Concentrators 100
Ventilators/Bi-PAP/CPAP 100
Remdesivir 29,296

 

*Additionally, received Negative Pressure Carriers and Viral Tube Media

 

Effective immediate allocation, and streamlined delivery to the recipient states/UTs and institutions is an ongoing exercise.

The Union Health Ministry is comprehensively monitoringthis 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 relief material as international cooperation in the form of grants, aid and donations. This Cell started functioning from 26th April 2021. A Standard Operating Procedure has been framed and implemented by the Health Ministry since 2nd May, 2021.

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MV



(Release ID: 1721035)



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