40 US companies to help India

The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response: Mobilising for Indiacommitted to getting 20,000 oxygen concentrators to India in the next few weeks

India is already facing the second wave of coronavirus, and in this timeof crisis CEOs of some 40 top American companies have come together to create a global task force to mobilise resources to help India fight the battle against Covid, called as the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response: Mobilising for India on Monday.

This is a collective initiative of the US-India Business Council of the US Chambers of Commerce, and the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum and Business Roundtable, the task force during its meeting committed to getting 20,000 oxygen concentrators to India in the next few weeks.

Along with that it also helps to provide India critical medical supplies, vaccines, oxygen and other life-saving assistance. This is the first-of-its-kind country-specific global task force to address a public health crisis in another country was addressed by US Secretary of State Tony Blinken which discussed how United States and India can control the expertise and capabilities of the US private sector towards solutions for India's COVID-19 crisis.

Among the 20,000 oxygen concentrator, the first 1,000 will arrive in the middle of this week, by May 5, they expect another 11,000 oxygen concentrators to reach the country. The total goal is to get 25,000, or even a number higher than that.

They will also look at second issue to get oxygen cylinders with 10-litre and 45-litre capacity and to get other supplies like monitoring kits.

Welcoming the call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden and the decision of the US to urgently send supplies to India, the Deloitte CEO reiterated that the two countries are natural allies. He said. "I'm very heartened by the fact that the US government is going to step up and do its part."

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