UK rushes to increase much-needed aid to India

3 May 2021
2021-05-03 11:33

Britain rushed to increase government aid for India’s teetering health care system on Sunday, as doctors there continued to grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections that is killing thousands of people a day.

UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab  said "Well, we've stayed in close contact with the Indian authorities. I've been talking to Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar. We want to make sure we provide the help that they really need. So, we're listening very carefully."

The UK Foreign Secretary said the government was to send an additional 1,000 ventilators to India, in addition to the 200 ventilators, 495 oxygen concentrators and three oxygen generation units the UK said it was sending to India last week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has planned a video meeting with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday to discuss further cooperation between the two countries, the UK government said in a statement.

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