WHO to provide 4,000 oxygen concentrators to India

The World Health Organisation recently announced that it will provide 4,000 Oxygen Concentrators to India to help the country in its fight against COVID-19.

Help from other countries

The following countries stepped forward to help India to combat against the Oxygen shortage:

  • The UK recently sent 495 Oxygen Concentrators and 140 ventilators to India.
  • Ireland announced that it is preparing to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India.
  • Saudi Arabia recently shipped 80 tonnes of Oxygen to India.
  • Under the Mega Vayu initiative of Amazon, 8,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 BiPAP machines are to be airlifted from Singapore.
  • Australia is to send 500 ventilators, 100,000 goggles, 500,000 P2 and N95 masks, 100,000 pairs of gloves and 20,000 face shields.
  • The United States is sending in a range of emergencies such as vaccine materials, oxygen-related supplies and therapeutics.

Vayu Initiative

Amazon has joined hands with Temasek Foundation, ACT Grants and other partners to help India in its fight against oxygen shortage under the Vayu initiate. Under the initiative, 500 BiPAP machines and 8,000 oxygen concentrators will be transported from Singapore. Also, 1,500 concentrators are to be donated.

Google

Google recently announced that they will help India in its relief aid. The Google is to provide financial aid of Rs 135 crores through UNICEF and Give India. These aids are to be distributed to the needy through these international organisations.

Other MNCs

  • The Ethereum has donated Rs 4.5 crores.
  • Xiaomi announced that it will donate Rs 3 crores for oxygen cylinders.
  • One plus is to help India in amplifying COVID-19 emergencies through its social media reach.

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