The consignment reached Kiribati on Saturday onboard a flight coordinated by the Australian government

India has sent a consignment of medical supplies containing PPE kits and medicines to Kiribati after the Pacific country sought New Delhi’s help in its fight against the first Covid-19 outbreak across the country, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement issued on Saturday.

As per the Ministry, the relief material sent by the government of India include Pulse Oximeters, Swabs with VTM, Specimen bags for swabs, PPE kits (surgical masks, gloves, N95 masks, shoe covers, hair caps) and emergency Covid-19 medication supplies.

The Ministry further said that despite the logistical challenges in reaching the isolated Pacific Island country, the medical supplies from India were put together and dispatched in a short span of time.

The consignment of medical supplies to Kiribati affirms India’s commitment to provide Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) support as an early responder in the Pacific region.

India remains committed to extend full support to Kiribati’s national efforts in mitigating the challenges arising from the pandemic.