Among US supplies are 1,700 oxygen concentrators, 15 million N95 masks, 1 million test kits
In line with global concern over the critical Covid situation in India, the US has begun airlifting vital supplies worth $100 million, starting on Thursday, April 29, and continuing for a week.
The first of several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments from the United States has arrived in India! Building on over 70 years of cooperation, the United States stands with India as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. #USIndiaDosti pic.twitter.com/OpHn8ZMXrJ— U.S. Embassy India (@USAndIndia) April 30, 2021
According to a press statement from the US Consulate General, Mumbai, among the supplies are:
• An initial delivery of 1,100 oxygen cylinders, with more planeloads to come.
• 1,700 oxygen concentrators to obtain oxygen from ambient air.
• Oxygen Generation Units to support up to 20 patients each, along with US staff to support these units.
• 15 million N95 masks for patients and health staff.
• Astra Zeneca supplies to facilitate manufacture of 20 million doses of the vaccine.
• 1 million rapid diagnostic tests to provide reliable results in less than 15 minutes.
• The first lot of 20,000 treatment courses of Remdesivir to help treat hospitalised patients.
🇮🇳 🇺🇸— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) April 30, 2021
A strategic partnership of global significance! Our healthcare partnership can help effectively tackle the global pandemic. Deeply appreciate gift of 423 oxygen cylinders with regulators and other medical supplies from the U.S.A. pic.twitter.com/hKGOJ3UDsH