Fighting the Covid crisis: Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India

Other News Materials 29 April 2021 12:03 (UTC +04:00)

Ireland on Tuesday joined a growing list of countries helping India tide over the coronavirus crisis as it announced its decision to send 700 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies to India.

Taking to Twitter, the Irish embassy wrote, “Ireland sends life-saving medical equipment to India as part of #TeamEurope4India!”

“Ireland is sending 700 oxygen concentrators to India to help healthcare workers in providing timely aid to patients. The concentrators are expected to reach India by Wednesday early morning,” the Irish embassy said.

Irish ambassador Brendan Ward said Ireland is in close contact with the Indian government and that it is looking at assisting India in dealing with the pandemic.

“The situation in India is being followed closely in Ireland, which has a large Indian community. Indian medical professionals are very important to our health system,” he said.

“We are pleased to be able to offer these oxygen concentrators now. We are in close contact with the Indian government, and we are looking at what further assistance we could offer such as ventilators and other equipment,” the envoy said.