India thanks Qatar Airways for shipment of 1350 oxygen cylinders from UK
The UK is generously gifting medical supplies to India as it is fighting a determined battle against Covid-19
As the international community members come together to help India in its fierce battle against the second wave of covid-19, the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday expressed its gratitude towards Qatar Airways for facilitating the shipment of 1350 oxygen cylinders gifted by the British Oxygen Company as part of covid-19 assistance for India..
Arindam Bagchi, official Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted "Thank Qatar Airways for facilitating this shipment from the UK."
He also expressed his gratitude towards the British Oxygen Company for gifting oxygen cylinders to India.
"Grateful to British Oxygen Company for the gift of another 1350 oxygen cylinders that arrived from the UK. This is part of their generous contribution of 5000 oxygen cylinders," the MEA Spokesperson tweeted.
Earlier, on Sunday India received three oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators from the United Kingdom.
Signifying the importance of the Indian Red Cross Society which is a voluntary humanitarian organization to protect human life and health, the British High Commission (BHC) said that this institution will help transfer the UK aid to the hospitals. The High Commission also added that this covid-19 assistance is in addition to 200 ventilators and 495 oxygen concentrators, which the UK sent to India in late April.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had said that, "The UK is sending surplus oxygen generators from Northern Ireland to India. This life-saving equipment will support the country's hospitals as they care for vulnerable Covid patients."
As India struggles to contain the disastrous surge in Covid-19 cases, such medical assistance will surely help the country in battling the pandemic.