Updated: May 12, 2021 20:32 IST
Washington [US], May 12 (ANI): Ned PriceA US State Department spokesman said at a press briefing on Tuesday (local time) that Washington is working closely with India to identify ongoing, emerging needs for COVID-19 a crisis.
“We continue to work closely with Indian officials and health experts to identify ongoing needs and emerging needs in this ongoing crisis,” Price said.
Briefing on COVID-19 US aid to India, Price said, “The US Agency for International Development (YOU SAID) has published a rather extensive newsletter on our aid to India in recent days. Taken together, our help in the fight COVID-19 in India as a whole amounted to about US $ 100 million ”.
Talking about this, Price added: “Within six days, there were six airlifts to India. Among the materials included in these air travel: 20,000 Remdesivir courses, almost 1,500 oxygen cylinders550 mobile oxygen concentrators, 1 million rapid diagnostic tests, nearly 2.5 million N-95 masks, a massive deployable oxygen concentration system, pulse oximeters, and I could go on and on. Moreover, YOU SAID immediately allocated funds for on-site procurement of an additional 1,000 mobile oxygen concentrators. “
Price also said that the United States government has delivered about $ 100 million in these supplies, and other elements have also stepped up – NGOs as well as the private sector.
“We understand that the private sector has donated an additional $ 400 million to date, totaling half a billion dollars in aid to India,” Price added.
What’s more, “Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Special Coordinator Gail Smith participated in telephone conversations last week with the American Indian Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce to find out – and secure additional supplies from the private sector,” a spokesman said. (ANI)
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