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List of countries helping India with COVID-19 supplies – from liquid oxygen to concentrators and tanks

<b>List of countries helping India with COVID-19 supplies – from liquid oxygen to concentrators and tanks</b>
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  • India is gasping for oxygen, literally, and now its allies and friends are stepping up to provide assistance in the form of liquid oxygen, oxygen tankers and other crucial equipment.
  • Although India generates surplus oxygen, the lack of effective coordination between the central and state governments has led to a logistical nightmare.
  • The issue could be tempered to some extent thanks to the incoming oxygen concentrators, generators and tankers from across the world.
With the raging second wave of COVID-19 in India, many of its allies and friendly nations have stepped up to offer support in the form of liquid oxygen, oxygen concentrators and cryogenic oxygen tanks.

Over the last two weeks, India has recorded nearly 38 lakh new cases, sending its total caseload to over 1.73 crore.

The surge of COVID-19 in the last two weeks in India

The surge of COVID-19 in the last two weeks in India
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These two weeks have seen the country struggle to cope up with the sudden spike in demand for oxygen – even though there is adequate oxygen production, the lack of coordination between the central government, state governments and hospitals has led to an acute crisis, forcing hospitals to send out SOS messages on social media.

Various countries have reached out to send supplies. Here’s what each country is doing to help India come out of the second wave of COVID-19:

USA

USA
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While India has had difficulty getting the US to lift the ban on raw materials required for the Covishield vaccine, the Biden administration has finally buckled under pressure. It has announced that it will send rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Apart from this, the US also said that it has “identified sources of specific raw material urgently required for Indian manufacture of the Covishield vaccine that will immediately be made available for India.”

The first batch with 318 oxygen concentrators has already reached India.

UK

UK
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The United Kingdom has announced that it will ship over “600 pieces of vital medical equipment” to help India fight COVID-19.

This shipment will include 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators, and 20 manual ventilators.

Singapore

Singapore
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Singapore has donated four cryogenic oxygen tanks to India. They have been airlifted by the Indian Air Force.

Australia

Australia
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Australia has announced that it will send oxygen, ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to India as part of an immediate support package.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia is shipping 80 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen to India, in cooperation with the Adani group and British multinational company Linde.

UAE

UAE
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India is in talks with the United Arab Emirates to airlift high-capacity oxygen tankers from the Gulf nation.

France

France
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French President Emmanuel Macron has reached out to India. He said France is ready to provide support, but further details on the matter are not available yet.

Germany

Germany
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German chancellor Angela Merkel announced that her country is preparing a “mission of support” for India, but the exact details about this support package are not known yet.

Russia

Russia
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Russia is planning to send COVID-19 assistance including oxygen concentrators, generators, and drugs needed to treat the disease.

Russia had also announced that it would send 3,00,000-4,00,000 units of Remdesivir injection – an important drug that is currently in shortage across India. But it has run into patent issues with US-based drug maker Gilead Sciences, so India might not get it until the issue is resolved.

China

China
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China has announced that it would provide support and help based on India’s needs, and talks are ongoing between the two countries’ officials in this regard.

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