Russia sends aid to India to fight Covid-19 Wave 2: Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, medicines arrive

 Russia sends aid to India to fight Covid-19 Wave 2: Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, medicines arrive

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Two urgent flights from Russia to India bring oxygen concentrators, lung ventilation equipment, bedside monitors, medicines, including Coronavir and other essential pharmaceutical items to tackle the Covid-19

NEW DELHI

Russia has extended aid to India for the better management of Covid-19 Wave 2.0, supplying necessary medical equipment to New Delhi on Thursday morning. Russia announced sending over 22 tonnes of medical supplies including 20 oxygen production units, 75 ventilators, 150 bedside monitors and 200,000 packs of medicines to India, all totaling 22 MT, via the flights of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

The Russian flight landed at 2 am and the OOC and gate pass were given at 3:10 am. The second flight landed at 5:45 am and delivered goods by 6:30 am today. Air Cargo, Delhi Customs working 24×7 expedited clearance of the flights from Russia early morning, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) said.

“Russia sends oxygen concentrators, ventilators and 22 tonnes of medical supplies to India to help fight COVID19 and save lives. 2 transport planes are already en route,”‘ the ministry tweeted.

The announcement by the Russian foreign ministry was made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin spoke over the phone and the Russian president said he will send emergency humanitarian aid to India.

Nikolay Kudashev, Ambassador of Russia to India said, “The Russian Federation decided to send humanitarian assistance to India in the spirit of the special and privileged strategic partnership between our two countries as well as in the context of our anti-COVID-19 cooperation.”

“For this purpose, 2 urgent flights, operated by Russian EMERCOM arrived here today. These are oxygen concentrators, lung ventilation equipment, bedside monitors, medicines, including Coronavir and other essential pharmaceutical items,” Kudashev added.

PM Modi thanked Putin for Russia’s help and support in fighting the pandemic.

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