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Foreign COVID Aid Arrived On April 25, But It Took 7 Days To Frame SOP: What We Know So Far

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Indiatimes
04th May, 2021 16:10 IST

40 nations or so all over the world declared they would be sending foreign aid to India to fight COVID. The second wave has been ravaging the country for some time now.

The first batch of medical supplies landed on April 25. Since then the MEA received several tonnes of foreign aid in the form of oxygen generators, concentrators and ventilators.

However, as per a report in India Today, it has been revealed that the centre took 7 days to frame an SOP. Media reports say that this was happening even as hospitals ran out of oxygen and people succumbed to COVID.

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What is the SOP exactly?

Well, the MEA will be the nodal agency to channel all helping hands from other nations.

The Indian Red Cross Society is the official consignee.

PM Narendra Modi spoke with US President Joe Biden on April 26. The USA promised to send aid to India.

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The airport has set up a 3,500 square meter dedicated logistics facility, called 'Jeevoday warehouse', for interim storage and distribution of the relief materials, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said in a statement.

These flights brought in over 5,500 oxygen concentrators, approximately 3,200 oxygen cylinders, over 9,28,000 masks, 1,36,000 Remdesivir injections, which are required in view of a massive surge in Covid-19 cases in the country, the statement noted.

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