To help India support its fight against Covid-19, a flight from America carrying 1.25 lakh vials of an anti-viral drug remdesivir landed in india on Sunday.
“4th flight from U.S.A. arrives carrying 1.25 lakh vials of Remdesivir. Welcome this support from the United States,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted.
A similar flight carrying 1000 oxygen cylinders, regulators and other medical equipment landed on Saturday night.
Prior on Friday, the US deployed its initial two planes carrying the underlying crisis help supplies including oxygen chambers, regulators, and pulse oximeters donated by California, rapid diagnostic tests and N95 masks, according to the release.
A week ago, the White House declared that the United States will extend clinical supplies worth more than USD 100 million in the coming days to India to give critical help as the nation fights another flood of Covid-19 cases, said the White House.
The Biden organization has additionally diverted its own request for AstraZeneca fabricating supplies to India, which will permit it to make more than 20 million doses of the Covid-19 antibody.
Under the prompt crisis Covid-19 Assistance, Washington is giving 1700 oxygen concentrators, an initial delivery of 1,100 cylinders, multiple large-scale Oxygen Generation Units to support up to 20 patients each, to India.
Meanwhile, Indian Air Force C-17s are airlifting 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to Hindon airbase in Delhi and 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton in the UK to the Chennai airbase in Tamil Nadu.
As India fights an overwhelming second flood of Covid, many nations across the globe including the United Kingdom and Russia have extended its help.
India is seeing an unprecedented Covid-19 flood. The country on Sunday recorded 3689 passings and 3.92 lakh new cases.