France sends ventilators, check kits to help India in COVID-19 struggle


New Delhi, July 28

France on Tuesday handed over to India ventilators, check kits and different medical gear as a part of its help within the struggle towards the COVID-19 pandemic.

The medical gear was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on the Palam Air Force Station after the help materials was flown right here on board a French Air Force plane.

“Delighted to hand over COVID-19 medical equipment from France to Shri RK Jain, Secy General @IndianRedCross,” Lenain tweeted together with photos of the handover.

“France earlier granted 200 million euros in financial aid to India through @AFD_en (French development agency). With @IFCCI1 CSR committee, French companies, too, have contributed to relief efforts in India,” he mentioned.

President Emmanuel Macron had not too long ago introduced the donation of medical gear to India, in addition to the availability of technical experience, in line with an announcement by the French embassy.

As a part of this medical help bundle, France is donating to India 50 Osiris-Three ventilators and 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators with BiPAP mode, it had mentioned.

“Osiris ventilators are particularly useful for emergency transport, intra-hospital transfer and recovery. They have different ventilation modes, including non-invasive ventilation,” it mentioned.

The Yuwell 830 ventilators have bi-level constructive airway strain (BiPAP) — a non-invasive approach to produce oxygen to the lungs with out intubation. These high-quality ventilators meet the wants of Indian hospitals, the embassy had mentioned.

The donation by France additionally contains 50,000 high-quality serological IgG/IgM check kits and 50,000 nostril and throat swabs and modes of medical transport, the assertion mentioned.

The gear was transported on a French Air Force A330 MRTT geared up with a Morpheus package, which allows the transport of critically ailing sufferers. PTI



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