New Delhi: India received the first Kovid emergency aid supplies from the United States this morning. The country is fighting the second deadly wave of Corona, which has shaken the health system.
Every day more than 3 lakh cases are being added to the caseload of the country for more than a week. SOS messages for hospital beds and medical oxygen have flooded social media.
News agency AFP reported that nearly one million rapid corona virus test kits and other hospital equipment along with more than 400 oxygen cylinders landed at Delhi’s international airport in a Super Galaxy military transporter this morning.
In a tweet, the US Embassy shared photos of the supplies and said, “The first of emergency COVID-19 relief shipments from the United States has arrived in India! The United States stands with India in building cooperation over 70 years! We COVID -19 fight the epidemic together. ” US officials said special flights that would also bring equipment donated by companies and individuals would continue until next week.
Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden promised continued support to India in its fight against Kovid. “The way India sent aid to the United States when the epidemic started in our hospitals, we are determined to help India in its time of need,” Biden said in a tweet.
The United States is “supplying more than $ 100 million in the coming days to provide immediate relief to India,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Biden held a telephonic conversation on Monday to discuss the status of Kovid in both countries. Soon after the meeting, PM Modi said, “We discussed the developed COVID situation in both countries in detail. I thanked President Biden for the support extended to India by the United States.”