Many countries, especially Britain, Germany, and France, have sent medical aid to India, where the number of Covid-19-day cases has exceeded 300,000, setting records and lacking oxygen equipment.
As the number of cases continues to rise rapidly in India, hospitals are unable to find oxygen tanks and empty beds. The first shipment of medical aid from the UK has arrived for the outbreak in the country, where patients are given oxygen in vehicles due to the overcrowding of hospitals. A total of 200 devices, including ventilators and oxygen concentrators, have arrived in New Delhi.
The United States, France, and Germany have also sent aid to the struggling country. France sent oxygen tanks and breathing apparatus, as well as oxygen production units, while Thailand and Singapore also shipped empty oxygen tanks.
Dr. Zarir Udwadia, who works at a hospital in Mumbai, said in a statement that the amount of aid sent had a drip effect in the ocean, adding that hospital corridors were full of patients trying to breathe with ventilators. Udwadia noted that those worried about getting vaccinated in the first wave of the outbreak are now desperately lining up in front of medical centers.