Russia to send medical aid to India

Russia will send medical aid to India in the next few days to help in the fight against second COVID wave, the Russian foreign ministry said

Apr 29, 2021
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Russia will send medical aid to India in the next few days to help in the fight against second COVID wave, the Russian foreign ministry said.

"In the spirit of friendship and privileged strategic Indian-Russian partnership, the Russian leadership has decided to send an urgent flight of the Russian emergency services to India to help fight the sharp increase in the coronavirus infections by delivering substantial aid," Russian news agency Sputnik quoted the ministry as saying.

According to the statement, the aid will include: oxygen concentrators, artificial lung ventilation machines, COVID-19 medication and other necessary medical supplies and medicines.

Several countries including the US, UK Germany, New Zealand and others had vowed to help India in fight against the virus.

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