UK to send fourth round of medical aid to India; 1000 fans on the road


Amid the outpouring of solidarity from around the world, the UK announced it has organized an additional 1,000 medical ventilators for COVID-19 hospitals. Britain has established its determination to provide relentless aid to India during these difficult times. Previously, the British government had delivered three rounds of medical supplies and life-saving drugs.

According to the statement by the British Prime Minister’s office, they have arranged to send a series of 1,000 additional ventilators.

This was established by the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Affairs Matt Hancock. “This additional support will provide more capacity and expertise to help save lives and support the Indian health system. We will continue to work closely with the Indian government during this immense and difficult time.”

The British Secretary of State for Health has shown empathy for the grim situation in India.

On Tuesday, May 4, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prime Minister Modi are due to hold a virtual meeting to discuss deepening cooperation and ties between two countries. In a powerful protest over the past week, the British have supported India in large numbers. Businesses, civil society and the general public have responded to appeals for help and launched fundraising campaigns. This includes the British Asian Trust’s “Oxygen for India” emergency appeal, which is raising funds for oxygen concentrators to be quickly deployed to hospitals in India. The BAT appeal, which was personally supported by the Prince of Wales, raised more than £ 1.5million last week, according to the UK PMO’s statement.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson assured that “the United Kingdom would always be there for India”. He also said,

“The terrible images we have seen in India in recent weeks are all the more powerful because of the close and enduring bond between the people of the UK and India. from India and I am glad that the UK government has been able to play our part in providing vital assistance. “

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab affirmed his status of support for India. He reiterated the desire to help on Twitter. He established,

The UK government had said earlier – oxygen concentrators delivered to India and quota in transit can extract oxygen from the air into the atmosphere so that it can be delivered to COVID-19 patients. This relieves the oxygen systems of hospitals, allowing a steady flow of oxygen in situations where hospital oxygen supplies have been depleted.

The first shipment from the UK had arrived in Delhi in the early hours of April 29. This shipment consisted of 95 oxygen concentrators and 100 ventilators. The second expedition series contained 120 oxygen concentrators while the third expedition series consisted of 280 oxygen concentrators and 40 ventilators.

Amid rampant COVID-19 numbers, media reports and gutted images of the collapse of medical infrastructure, many countries have shown solidarity with India. Previously Romania, on behalf of the European Union, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Bhutan, among others, has come forward to help India procure tons of liquid medical oxygen and transport mobile oxygen. plants, drugs and vaccines against the second destructive wave of COVID-19 and other essential medical supplies and support. This would ensure the oxygen required in medical facilities that have exceeded their capacity. COVID-19 patients in India who are admitted to hospitals have succumbed to the virus due to a lack of oxygen supply.

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