January 16, 2021

US fingers over 100 ventilators extra to India

New Delhi: The US has despatched throughout its second cargo of 100 ventilators to India. “We’re more than happy at hand over the ultimate tranche of 100 ventilators to India, fulfilling President Trump’s dedication to supply these critically wanted provides to assist India’s pandemic response,” US ambassador Kenneth I Juster stated. The primary cargo of 100 ventilators reached India on June 14. The ventilators had been deployed to assist the care of Covid-19 sufferers on the eight regional All India Institutes of Medical Sciences. As of August 7, a complete of three million folks in India have straight benefited from USAID assist, the US embassy stated in a press launch.

USAID has skilled 40,700 well being employees on finest practices to combine Covid-19 prevention and danger mitigation into important well being providers, 46,000 frontline employees on danger communication and supplied 950 well being care services with assist to extend social distancing, an infection prevention management and affected person administration. USAID is working in coordination with the Indian authorities to boost the capability of well being services utilizing these ventilators by enabling setup, orientation and scientific coaching for healthcare suppliers answerable for working the machines.