UAE, Kuwait send oxygen to India amid second coronavirus wave

SourceArabian Business

India received urgently needed coronavirus-related supplies on Tuesday from the UAE and Kuwait, among other countries, its foreign affairs ministry said.

The shipment included oxygen tanks and concentrators, ventilators, and other medical equipment. Coronavirus cases in India have hit record highs in the past couple weeks, and there are oxygen shortages throughout the country.

While shipments containing liquid oxygen tanks arrived from the UAE at the Mundra Port on India’s western coast, a flight carrying 282 oxygen cylinders, 60 oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other medical supplies arrived on Tuesday from Kuwait, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said.

“Further consolidating our comprehensive strategic partnership, 7 ISO tanks with 20 MT liquid medical oxygen (LMO) each arrived at Mundra Port (India). First such shipment of LMO to India.

Deeply value the support from UAE,” tweeted the ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.

“This will help augment oxygen availability,” the tweet said.

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