Delhi,April,26,2021:India on Monday recorded 3,52,991 new Covid-19 cases and 2,812 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Amid India seeing unabated Covid-19 cases in the country, the UK has said it is sending vital medical equipment to support the country. This will include ventilators and oxygen concentrators. AFP reported that London will ship more than 600 pieces of equipment to New Delhi to support its fight against the virus, following a request from India and Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging the UK would do “all it can” to help. “We stand side by side with India as a friend and partner during what is a deeply concerning time in the fight against Covid-19,” Johnson said in a statement.
India saw 22.5 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last one week, the highest ever the world has seen, pushing India’s health infrastructure to a brim.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry told states and UTs to ensure that use of liquid oxygen was not allowed for any non-medical purposes. It asked all manufacturing facilities may maximise their production of liquid oxygen. Government sources have said that in order to increase the medical oxygen capacity of the states, eight Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants were being installed in Delhi with the support of PM CARES Funds. These plants would enhance the capacity of medical oxygen by 14.4 Metric tonnes.