LONDON — Britain rushed to extend help for India’s teetering well being care system on Sunday, promising extra ventilators and knowledgeable recommendation as medical doctors grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections that’s killing hundreds of individuals a day.
The U.Ok. authorities stated it can ship a further 1,000 ventilators to India. As well as, England’s Nationwide Well being Service, which has battled one of many worst COVID-19 outbreaks in Europe, is creating an advisory group to share its experience with Indian authorities.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans a video assembly together with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday to debate additional co-operation between the 2 international locations, the U.Ok. authorities stated in assertion.
India recorded 392,488 new infections, down from a excessive of greater than 400,000 within the earlier 24 hours. It additionally reported 3,689 deaths, elevating total virus fatalities to 215,542. Consultants imagine each figures are undercounts.
The brand new spherical of presidency help comes along with the 200 ventilators, 495 oxygen concentrators and three oxygen era models the U.Ok. stated it was sending to India final week.
Personal fundraising efforts are additionally going down all through Britain, the place 1.4 million individuals have Indian roots.
“The horrible pictures we’ve seen in India in latest weeks are all of the extra highly effective due to the shut and enduring connection between the individuals of the U.Ok. and India,’’ Johnson stated.
“I’m deeply moved by the surge of help the British individuals have offered to the individuals of India and am happy the U.Ok. authorities has been in a position to play our half in offering life-saving help.”
On the U.Ok.’s largest Hindu temple, volunteers try to boost 500,000 kilos ($690,000) by racking up 7,600 kilometres (4,722 miles) on stationary bikes — roughly the space from London to Delhi — in 48 hours.
The British Asian Belief, a charity based by Prince Charles, raised 1.5 million kilos to purchase oxygen concentrators, which extract oxygen from the air. Sikh group Khalsa Assist raised cash to purchase 200 packing containers of oxygen concentrators that Virgin Atlantic flew to Delhi freed from cost on Saturday.
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Danica Kirka, The Related Press