The UK, United States, Germany and the European Union bloc have also offered medical support to New Delhi.
France on Monday became the latest country to offer medical support to India to help tackle the worsening coronavirus crisis that has pushed its healthcare system to the brink of collapse.
Ambassador to France Emmanuel Lenain said the country will send medical equipment to India under a solidarity mission, which will include not only immediate relief but also long-term capacities to treat the sick and fight the pandemic.
The French ministry said it will deliver eight oxygen concentrators and five containers of liquid oxygen – enough for 2,000 patients for five days – along with other specialised medical equipment, including 28 ventilators and 200 electric syringe pumps.
The items will be shipped by air and sea and are likely to reach India by the end of this week.
“The massive solidarity mission, initiated at President Emmanuel Macron’s request, is supported by French companies present in India and the European Union,” Emmanuel Lenain said.
This includes contributions from French majors such as Air Liquide, BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Dassault Aviation, L’Oréal and Naval Group. Further, the support comes under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, the French government said.
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