COVID India | COVID-19 Live Updates: Steps being taken to augment medical capacities, and boosting oxygen availability
EU’s channelling support to India via EU Civil Protection Mechanism. On 27 April, EU announced initial offers of support by Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Portugal & Sweden. Now announcing support packages from France, Italy, Austria & Finland and additional supplies from Ireland.
France: 8 oxygen generators, each of which can make an Indian hospital autonomous in oxygen supply for approximately 10 years, liquid oxygen & 28 ventilators. Italy: 1 oxygen generating plant model, 20 ventilators Ireland: an additional 550 oxygen concentrators, 60 ventilators.
Finland: 318 oxygen cylinders Austria: 5,521 vials of antiviral medication Remdesivir, 238 oxygen cylinders, 1,900 oxygen cannulas.