Israel sends third consignment of oxygen concentrators, respirators to India

A  third consignment of life-saving medical equipment from Israel, including over 1300 oxygen concentrators and 400 respirators, was airlifted to India and arrived in New Delhi Monday night

May 11, 2021
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A  third consignment of life-saving medical equipment from Israel, including over 1300 oxygen concentrators and 400 respirators, was airlifted to India and arrived in New Delhi Monday night.So far Israel has sent a total of 60 tonnes of medical supplies, 3 oxygen generators, 1710 Oxygen concentrators and 420 ventilators to India.

This medical aid arrived in 3 different consignments on May 4, May 7 and May 9 via Indian Air Force aircraft and a commercial flight.

More such flights will follow soon, carrying emergency medical aid including thousands of group and individual oxygen generators, respirators, medications, and additional medical equipment.

Dr. Ron Malka, Ambassador of Israel to India, said, “The State of Israel is happy to stand solidly side by side with India as a true friend and a strategic partner in this hour of need. In the last few days, we have successfully airlifted three different consignments of life-saving medical supplies to India. This includes 60 tonnes of advanced medical equipment and several oxygen concentrators. More consignments carrying further medical aid will arrive for the people of India in the coming days. The friendship between both countries is strong and collaboration during the Covid-19 crisis will only make it stronger.”

This comprehensive delivery of medical equipment  to India is the result of cooperation by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the National Security Council, Health Ministry, Finance Ministry, and Control Center, together with full coordination with the Indian government through the Indian embassy in Israel.

A task force was set up to gather support for Israel’s aid to India. Several private entities, Israeli companies, NGOs and the people of Israel came together to contribute towards this aid.

In the first outbreak of Covid-19 in Israel, India mobilized to assist Israel, and within this framework approved the air delivery of masks, gloves, and raw materials for medications to Israel, and also helped arrange the repatriation of Israeli citizens.

"Now, Israel is proud to reciprocate this significant gesture. Across Israel, hundreds of people have been praying for India following the country’s coronavirus crisis. Many Israelis have come forward, offering help and contribution towards Israel’s medical aid to India," said the embassy in Delhi.

(SAM)

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