Japan Joins India’s Fight Against Covid-19 Surge: To Send Oxygen Generators And Ventilators
Japan Joins India’s Fight Against Covid-19 Surge: To Send Oxygen Generators And VentilatorsPM of Japan, Yoshihide Suga (DD India)

Japanese Ambassador to India, Satoshi Suzuki, took to Twitter on Friday (30 April) to announce that Japan will provide 300 oxygen generators and 300 ventilators to India.

Suzuki tweeted, "Japan stands with India in her greatest time of need. We have decided to proceed with the procedure to provide 300 oxygen generators and 300 ventilators."

Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, in a special media briefing on Thursday (29 April), said that Japan has been a "close partner" according to a report in The Economic Times.

"Japan has been a very close partner in whatever areas of importance that are there in terms of international cooperation and (we are) very happy that Japan has been responsive to many of our requirements and here Japan has offered a number of items including concentrators, ventilators and pharmaceutical products," Shringla said.

On Friday morning, India received the first batch of life-saving medical supplies containing 423 oxygen cylinders, Rapid Diagnostic Test kits, pulse oximeters, and N95 masks from the United States of America.

India's European Union EU Partner Romania also delivered the consignment containing 80 oxygen concentrators and 75 oxygen cylinders Friday morning.

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