Saudi Arabia is dispatching 80 metric tons loads of fluid oxygen to India as the nation is coming up short on provisions because of an exceptional spike in Covid-19 cases.
India logged a record of 3, 49,691 new Covid-19 contaminations in a day on Sunday, taking its total count of COVID-19 cases to 1, 69, 60,172. The loss of life expanded to 1,92,311 with a record 2,767 day by day new fatalities, as indicated by the Union Health Ministry information. The supply shipment is being comprised in collaboration with the Adani group and Linde organization.
"Government embassy of India is pleased to cooperate with Adani group and M/s Linde in transportation much-required 80MT liquid oxygen to India. Our genuine gratitude to the Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all their assistance, support, and participation," the Indian mission in Riyadh tweeted.
"Much obliged to you @IndianEmbRiyadh Indeed, actions speak louder than words. We are on a dire mission to get oxygen supplies from across the world. This first shipment of 4 ISO cryogenic tanks with 80 tons of fluid oxygen is presently on its way from Dammam to Mundra," Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani said in a tweet.
India is battling with a second influx of the pandemic with in excess of 3,00,000 day by day new Covid-19 cases being accounted for in the previous few days, and emergency hospitals in a few States are reeling under a lack of clinical oxygen and beds.
To battle the developing requirement for oxygen in the country, India has connected with different nations to get containers and oxygen chambers under activity 'Oxygen Maitri'. The Indian Air Force on Saturday brought four cryogenic tanks, to be utilized for shipping oxygen, from Singapore. The compartments were carried from Singapore by C17 substantial lift airplane of the IAF. The airplane "with 4 cryogenic compartments for capacity of fluid O2 from Singapore arrived at Panagarh airbase" in West Bengal on Saturday, a home ministry representative tweeted.
The IAF was shipping fundamental medications just as gear needed by the assigned COVID-19 emergency hospitals in different parts of the country. On Friday, the Union Home Ministry said it was in talks for the import of high-limit oxygen-conveying big haulers from Singapore and the UAE.
In the meantime, President of the European Council Charles Michel said in a tweet, "The EU remains in fortitude with Indian individuals in the midst of resurgent COVID19 pandemic. The battle against the infection is a typical battle. We will talk about our help and collaboration at EU-India Leaders' meeting on 8 May with @narendramodi and @antoniocostapm".
French President Emmanuel Macron has likewise stretched out help to India. In a tweet shared by the Indian embassy in France, Mr Macron said, "I need to communicate something specific of fortitude to the Indian public, confronting a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. France is with you in this battle, which spares nobody. We stand prepared to offer our help."