In the last 29 days, India has received 1.2 million Favipiravir tablets and 6.9 lakh Remdesivir injection vials from various countries as an international Covid-19 relief medical supply. With this, 17,755 oxygen concentrators, 16,301 oxygen cylinders, 19 oxygen generation plants, 13,449 ventilators have also arrived in India as foreign aid since April 27.
Recently, on May 23 and 24, the largest consignment of relief material which has reached India in the form of international assistance is from United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Ontario (Canada), US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and Nestle (Swiss India) Chamber of Commerce). This international relief aid included 20 oxygen concentrators, 540 oxygen cylinders and 536 ventilators.
The Union Health Ministry had informed that the help received is being allocated to the States and Union Territories with immediate effective allocation and in a systematic manner.
The Ministry further stated that it is extensively monitoring it on a regular basis and the Department has formed a Coordination Cell for the receipt and allocation of Covid Relief materials from abroad in the form of international cooperation in the form of grants, assistance and donations. This cell started functioning from 26th April this year. The standard operating procedure prepared from the Ministry for allocation of the received amount has been implemented from 2nd May.