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In today’s blog, we are going to cover which country support India in the Covid crisis? And cover all the countries that have emerged to help India in the humanitarian crisis.

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As of Monday (26th April 2021), the covid cases were on verge of rising with 3.5 lakh+ cases in India. These numbers are higher than any country in the world. But today’s topic is not on how the cases are rising or how we can help. Rather today’s topic is how the world emerges for the help of India in a humanitarian manner. 

India fighting with second wave of corona
illustration by Freepik

The best part of this hospitability from the world is that, even India’s longtime geopolitical foe (rival) country Pakistan is among in the list of helping countries. The countries have also committed to sending supplies including ventilators and oxygen concentrators. The helping country’s list contains Saudi Arabia, Singapore, US, UK, European Union, Germany, Russia, Canada, Pakistan, and so on.

Irrespective of countries political and international relations, many countries came forward and have sent/offered help.

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The world has sent us help on the two major counts i.e. Oxygen and Medicines. Apart from these major counts, they are helping us with rapid testing kits, Oxygen Concentrator, liquid Oxygen, Oxygen Tankers, Medicines, Masks, PPE kits, Ventilators, and so on.

So let’s get started to which country support India in Covid crisis?

Saudi Arab

The first helping hands who reached with high-capacity container shipment that landed on New Delhi Airport were from Singapore and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia came forward on 24th April 2021 with their partnership with Linde-SIGAS and Adani Group.

Linde-SIGAS is the leading manufacturer of all Bulk, Industrial, Medical and Specialty gases from Saudi Arabia.

“In addition to ISO cryogenic tanks, we are also securing from Linde Saudi Arabia another 5,000 medical-grade oxygen cylinders. These too will be quickly sent to India. I am thankful to our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed for assisting us in this regard,”

tweeted Gautam Adani.

(Refer here for the 3 parts of tweet from Gautam Adani)

Saudi Arabia is providing India Liquid Oxygen, Tanks and Oxygen Cylinders. By the partnership with Adani Group. The first shipment of 4 ISO Cryogenic Tanks with 80 tons of liquid oxygen has arrive from Damman and Mundra. These containers arrived by airways from the eastern part and they have used in the remote areas where scarcity of Oxygen is needed.

Singapore

Singapore is the second ally country that came forward on Sunday (25th April 2021) with medical supplies arrived in India on Sunday. 500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies were sent partnering with Temasek.

 “500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators & other medical supplies from Singapore landed in Mumbai last night on @airindiain flight!”,

tweeted civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Confirmed by the Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (Refer here for tweet)

UAE (United Arab Emirates)

UAE sends oxygen containers to India to help in time of need. India sent a military aircraft to the UAE to transport oxygen containers back for use in its hospitals.

The aircraft flew six empty cryogenic containers from Dubai on Monday, according to media reports in India.

The containers will be used to store liquid oxygen that will go on to be used to help patients with Covid-19 to breathe. Landmarks in the UAE were lit up in the colours of the Indian flag on Sunday in a show of solidarity.

“We stand with India in the face of the difficult conditions of the epidemic and we are guided in our positions and stands by our Islamic and humanitarian values,”

Dr Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to President Sheikh Khalifa, said in a tweet on Monday.

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia sent 80 metric tonnes of oxygen to India.

Burj Khalifa lights up with tricolour, says #StayStrongIndia

Refer here

Canada

Canada to provide 10 million dollars to India to support fight against Covid-19: PM Justin Trudeau

“It’s something Canadians are extremely concerned about as we see the terrible and tragic images coming out of India. We know that we need to be there for our friends. And indeed we need to be there for everyone around the world because we don’t get through this pandemic anywhere until we get through it anywhere”

Canada PM Justin Trudeau.

“We are also ready to provide 10 Million Dollars through the Canadian Red Cross to Indian Red Cross. (The International Red Cross is a humanitarian movement which was founded to protect human life and health with more than 97 Million members.)”

PM Trudeau.

Germany

Germany will send oxygen and medical aid to India in the coming days to help it tackle its COVID-19 crisis, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday expressed her “sympathy over the terrible suffering” that the pandemic had brought to India. “Germany stands in solidarity with India and is urgently preparing a mission of support,”

Merkel said in a statement.

USA

As India sends early support to the USA in their early strained COVID position the USA also came to help India. US President Joe Biden on Monday (26th April 2021) retweet Jake Sullivan’s tweet. Jake Sullivan is a White House National Security Advisor who made a tweet containing a conversation with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

As per the serious condition of India the US government decided to come forward. To the tweet, Joe Biden retweets saying, “Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, and we are determined to help India in its time of need.”

(Read the tweet here)

US has decided to send Therapeutics, Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits, Ventilators, and PPE Kits. They have also sent us Oxygen Generation and related supplies on an urgent basis.

So let’s do a short trip to which country support India in Covid crisis?

short Details on help from the different countries of the world

The UK will send 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-obtrusive ventilators, and 20 manual ventilators to India simply this week. 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators as of now showed up on April 27.

France will send in the help material in two stages with Stage I showing up this week including eight huge Oxygen Creating Plants that can be introduced quickly, fluid oxygen, respiratory material like 28 respirators and their consumables, and 200 electric needle pushers. While Stage II that will show up one week from now would have five fluid oxygen compartments.

Ireland has promised to send 700 Oxygen concentrators this week

Germany has promised to send a versatile oxygen creation plant (will be made accessible for a very long time), 120 ventilators, in excess of 80 million KN95 covers, alongside facilitating an online course on testing and RNA sequencing of Covid.

And further German Military Clinical benefits have promised to import 23 portable oxygen generation plants.

Australia

Australia’s PM Scott Morrison on April 27 declared that the country would send 500 ventilators, 1 million Surgical Masks, 500,000 P2, and N95 Masks, 100,000 goggles, 100,000 sets of gloves, and 20,000 face safeguards.

Russia, Kuwait have additionally vowed to give help with India’s Coronavirus battle.

Singapore will send 500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators, 4 Cryogenic Oxygen Holders, and other clinical supplies through private or different channels.

Saudi Arabia will send 80 MT of fluid oxygen that has come from the ocean.

Hong Kong, Thailand will send 800 oxygen concentrators and 4 cryogenic oxygen holders separately.

UAE will send 6 cryogenic oxygen compartments

US has recognized the provisions of therapeutics, quick indicative test units, ventilators, and Individual Defensive Gear (PPE). While seeking after a few different choices to give oxygen age and other related offices on a dire premise.

So that’s all about today’s topic on which country support India in Covid crisis? And cover all the countries that have emerged to help India in humanitarian crisis.

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