Watch: India receives Covid aid from Italy; EU envoy says focus is on oxygen supply
A flight from Italy, carrying Covid-19 medical aid, arrived in New Delhi on May 3.
The shipment included 1 oxygen generating plant and 20 ventilators.
Ambassador of Italy to India, Vincenzo De Luca said, “We're going to deliver an oxygen production machine to a hospital in Noida.
It'll provide oxygen to 100 patients at one time and to thousands in the days to come.
Italian companies operating in India are helping the Indian government in the production of oxygen.” Ambassador of European Union to India, Ugo Astuto said that the focus is on supplying oxygen and drugs to the country as Covid aid amid second wave of coronavirus.
Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca "switched on" an oxygen plant on May 06 at an ITBP Referral Hospital in Greater Noida. The plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time to the COVID-19 patients admitted at the centre. "After 48 hours our team with ITBP have been able to make oxygen production machine working. It's a sign of capacity of Italy and India to work together in a spirit of friendship and solidarity. This plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time," Italian envoy told ANI. The plant was installed at the hospital in just 48 hours time.
A flight from Italy, carrying 1 oxygen generating plant and 20 ventilators arrived in India on May 03. Ambassador of Italy to India, Vincenzo De Luca said, "We're going to deliver an oxygen production machine to a hospital in Noida. It'll provide oxygen to 100 patients at one time and to thousands in the days to come. We are trying to collect other supplies including ventilators; there were ventilators in this flight as well. Italian companies operating in India are helping the Indian government in the production of oxygen."
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