London will ship greater than 600 items of apparatus to New Delhi to help its combat in opposition to the virus, following a request from India and Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging the UK would do “all it may” to assist.
“We stand facet by facet with India as a pal and companion throughout what’s a deeply regarding time within the combat in opposition to Covid-19,” Johnson mentioned in a press release.
“Important medical tools, together with a whole lot of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, is now on its approach from the UK to India to help efforts to forestall the tragic lack of life from this horrible virus.
“We’ll proceed to work intently with the Indian authorities throughout this troublesome time and I am decided to be sure that the UK does every little thing it may to help the worldwide neighborhood within the international combat in opposition to pandemic.”
Till the disaster broke, Johnson had been because of journey to the nation Sunday. However the three day go to has been postponed.
Britain’s Overseas Workplace, which is funding the help, mentioned the primary cargo would go away the nation Sunday, arriving in New Delhi within the early hours of Tuesday, with additional shipments following later within the week.
In complete, 9 airline container-loads of provides, together with 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 guide ventilators, can be despatched to the nation, mentioned the ministry.
“The UK is working intently with the Government of India to establish additional help it may present within the coming days,” it added.