Covid19 – Japan to send 300 respirators to India
Japan said on Friday it will provide a consignment of 300 oxygen concentrators and 300 ventilators to support India’s efforts to counter a devastating second wave of Coronavirus infections, joining a growing list of countries around the world that are sending much-needed aid.
A statement from Japan’s foreign ministry said the emergency assistance was being sent to India in response to the current surge in infections.
“Given our friendship with India, which is an important partner in realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific region, we have decided to extend emergency assistance to help people affected by the novel coronavirus from a humanitarian standpoint,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said at a press conference.
The worsening COVID-19 situation in India has seen a surge in the demand for medical oxygen and beds for the COVID-19 patients. Several countries around the world have come forward to help India.