Update on Covid Relief Aid
Through a “Whole of Government” approach, Govt of India has expeditiously Delivered Global Aid to States/UTs
8900 Oxygen Concentrators; 5043 Oxygen Cylinders; 18 Oxygen Generation Plants; 5698 ventilators/Bi PAP; about 3.4L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched so far
Government of India has been receiving international donations and aid of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27 April 2021 from different countries/organisations to augment its efforts in fighting the unprecedented surge in COVID in the country. Through a streamlined and systematic mechanism under the “Whole of Government” approach, various Ministries/Departments of Government of India have seamlessly collaborated for expeditiously delivering the incoming global aid to States and UTs.
Cumulatively, 8900 Oxygen Concentrators; 5043 Oxygen Cylinders; 18 Oxygen Generation Plants; 5698 ventilators/Bi PAP; about 3.4L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched through road and air, from 27th April 2021 to 09th May 2021.
Major items received on 9th May 2021 from UK, South Korea, USISPF include:
- Ventilators/BiPAP/CPAP (1,000)
- Oxygen Concentrators (2267)
- Oximeter (10000)
- Cylinder (200)
Effective immediate allocation, and streamlined delivery to the recipient states/UTs and institutions is an ongoing exercise. The Union Health Ministry is comprehensively monitoring this 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 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.
Photo 1. 40 Ventilators from Denmark were received at Mumbai airport yesterday for distribution in the State of Maharashtra on 9.5.2021
Photo2: Received 13 Ventilators from Denmark and 300 Oxygen Concentrators from Salesforce, Mumbai for distribution in the state of Maharashtra on 9.5.2021
Photo 3: 2 Oxygen Generation plant from Isreal ready for dispatch, Hindon Air Base for distribution in the state of Karnataka.
Photos 4: Handed over to Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman & Nicobar Island: 44 Oxygen Concentrator, & 102 Boxes of Adapter plugs and Nasal Canula at Port Blair on 10.5.2021