That goodwill is now being reciprocated by many countries, on Monday only Israel has sent medical researchers to collaborate with Indian scientists to help find a solution to fast track the Corona testing times from days and hours to few seconds only.
Today French Ambassador in Delhi handed over several medical kits and advanced equipment to Indian Red Cross Society for distribution in the Indian Hospitals.
On Monday French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain donated various medical equipment flown in on a special flight to Delhi From France. As a longstanding strategic partner, France and India are working together closely on the international response to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as providing reciprocal assistance.
Last week on 24th July, French President Macron in a letter has thanked Prime Minister Modi for authorizing the export of medicines to France to deal with Covid. He said that, “When France was going through a critical phase of this public health crisis earlier this spring, India was by our side. It played a very important role with regard to medicines. I wish to thank you once again for having authorised the export of medicines essential for the treatment of critically ill patients”.
Calling this gesture an exceptional nature of the partnership between France and India, now the French President has reciprocated with the medical assistance to fight the corona pandemic in India.
As part of this medical assistance package, France is donating to India 50 siris-3 ventilators and 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators with BiPAP mode. Osiris ventilators are particularly useful for emergency transport, intra-hospital transfer, and recovery.
These high-quality ventilators meet the needs of Indian hospitals. The medical help also has 50,000 high-quality serological IgG/IgM test kits and 50,000 nose and throat swabs and modes of medical transport.
The Medical consignment was handed over to the Secretary-General of the Indian Red Cross Society R K Jain. French companies in India have also taken many steps to contribute to the Covid-19 crisis response.
In total, French companies have contributed more than Rs. 48 crore to national relief funds, including the PM CARES Fund. Several companies have taken initiatives to produce or to supply essential medical equipment and accessories.