World’s largest cargo plane carrying three oxygen generation plants from the UK will arrive in India.
Each of these plants is capable of producing 500 litres of oxygen a minute. This will help India combat the COVID-19 amid a severe shortage of oxygen.
These oxygen generation plants will be ferried to India along with 1,000 ventilators. They are on the way from Belfast by the world’s largest cargo plane Antonov An-124 aircraft.
These essentials will reach India by Sunday morning. The Indian Red Cross Society will transfer them to the hospitals.
Furthermore, this help from the United Kingdom comes in addition to 200 ventilators and 495 oxygen concentrators that it sent to India in April.
India is currently under the grip of a deadly coronavirus wave. This second wave has left a big blow to the health infrastructure in the country. There has been shortage of oxygen and other essential equipments.
Though some hospitals are now installing their own oxygen generation plants in India. But sufficient medical oxygen remains need of the hour.
Moreover, the Japanese embassy has also announced that it will be sending 100 oxygen concentrators to India on May 8 as part of the first batch of emergency assistance from Japan.
Japanese foreign minister Yoshihide Motegi had on May 5 told India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar that Japan is ready to provide grant assistance of up to 50 million dollars to India. This will be in addition to the other assistance.
Many other world nations have come also forward to help India fight COVID-19.