Published On : Fri, Apr 30th, 2021

Japan to provide ventilators to India

Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki on Friday informed that the country will provide 300 oxygen generators and as many ventilators to India which is currently facing the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Suzuki said that Japan stands with India in its “greatest time of need”. “Japan stands with India in her greatest time of need. We have decide to proceed with the procedure to provide 300 oxygen generators and 300 ventilators,” he tweeted.

On Thursday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said that Japan has been a “close partner” in international cooperation and has been responsive to many of India’s requirements.

“Japan has been a very close partner in whatever areas of importance that are there in terms of international cooperation and (we are) very happy that Japan has been responsive to many of our requirements and here Japan has offered a number of items including concentrators, ventilators and pharmaceutical products,” he said in a special media briefing.

India on Friday morning received coronavirus-related assistance from Romania and the United Kingdom.