Amidst the rising of corona cases in the country and lack of medical supplies and oxygen, in a ray of hope India on Friday received the first supplies of Covid emergency aid from the United States.
The United States delivered to India its first consignment of emergency medical supplies including hundreds of much-needed oxygen cylinders and regulators to help the country fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
The medical equipment and other supplies were brought to Delhi in a C-5M Super Galaxy, one of the largest strategic airlift aircraft of the US Air Force.
Apart from that a third relief will arrive on May 3. In the first consignment meant for the Indian Red Cross, the US is sending from its own stock 36 Millipore filters, each of which will enable India to manufacture of five lakh doses of Covishield vaccines and 17 oxygen generator plants.
The Gulf countries are also sending supplies. The first shipment of 140 MT (metric tonnes) of liquid oxygen from the UAE is expected to land in the early hours of Friday. Bahrain is sending 40 MT of oxygen as gift through Indian Navy ships that are already in the region. Kuwait has indicated assistance of 185 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen and related equipment.