India has received the first part of transport of oxygen-generating plants from Germany, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet on Thursday.
“Deep thanks to our trusted partner in Germany for providing this large oxygen plant. Generating capacity up to 4 hundred thousand [400,000] O2 / day is being delivered in 2 parts, part 1 has arrived today, it also improves our oxygen production capacity, ”Bagchi said.
The official Twitter account of Germany̵7;s Luftwaffe, the Air Force, shared videos and pictures of the shipment, saying it was working on humanitarian relief missions to India.
“Another A400M is packed with life-saving equipment to support the fight against COVID. It’s good cooperation between Luftwaffe, the armed forces medical service of the German Federal Armed Forces and the European Union, ”one tweet said.
On Wednesday, Col. Wolfgang Stern, Deputy Commander of the German Air Force 62 fleet, said in a camera interview: “A flight like this has never been a routine and especially in In this case we flew to India and carried cargo which Never shipped before, preparation and planning require special attention. But especially if human life is at risk, we feel a special incentive in everyone involved that makes those flights so special. ”
“The device can produce 400,000 liters of oxygen per day under the terms of the textbook, which means providing 28 patients in intensive care,” said Major Sascha Haugk, logistics specialist in medical services. Added in the German Army handout video.
More backgrounds: As India’s COVID-19 crisis broke through last month, dozens of countries pledged vital aid. Plane ventilators, oxygen devices and antiretroviral drugs started arriving last week, with photos showing the bulk of parcels being transported at New Delhi airport.
However, most of the shipments were not delivered immediately as ground hospitals asked for additional procurement. Medical workers and local staff continue to report the same serious shortage that has strained the healthcare system for weeks – raising questions even among international donors of help.
Ashwini Kr, Prime Minister of the Government of India Choubey, tweeted on Wednesday, “The COVID-19 devices provided by the global community are effectively allocated to states and UTs by the Indian government.”