UK sends out India 1,000 ventilators as it sees greatest day-to-day death toll

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    Caption: Handout photo dated 25/04/21 of ventilators being loaded before being shipped from the UK to India in response to the coronavirus crisis. Britain is to send more than 600 pieces of urgently-needed medical equipment to India following the devastating surge in coronavirus cases which has overwhelmed the country's health services. Issue date: Tuesday April 27, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus India. Photo credit should read: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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    The UK is sending out 1,000 ventilators to India as the nation fights a lethal wave of Covid (Picture: PA/ Getty Images)

    The UK is sending out a more 1,000 ventilators to India to assist the nation’s having a hard time health care system amidst a lethal wave of coronavirus.

    Boris Johnson promised that Britain would ‘always be there for India’ as he devoted to fresh help, consisting of recommendations from NHS personnel and Professor Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance.

    The 1,000 ventilators from the UK’s surplus supply remain in addition to 200 sent out recently, in deliveries that have actually consisted of almost 500 oxygen concentrators.

    On Sunday India tape-recorded its greatest ever day-to-day coronavirus death toll after 3,689 individuals passed away within 24 hours. It comes one day after it ended up being the very first nation to sign up more than 400,000 brand-new cases in a 24-hour duration.

    In a declaration, Johnson stated: ‘The dreadful images we have actually seen in India in current weeks are even more effective due to the fact that of the close and long-lasting connection in between individuals of the UK and India.

    ‘I am deeply moved by the surge of support the British people have provided to the people of India and am pleased the UK Government has been able to play our part in providing life-saving assistance. The UK will always be there for India in its time of need.’

    Handout photo dated 25/04/21 of ventilators being loaded before being shipped from the UK to India in response to the coronavirus crisis. Britain is to send more than 600 pieces of urgently-needed medical equipment to India following the devastating surge in coronavirus cases which has overwhelmed the country's health services. Issue date: Tuesday April 27, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus India. Photo credit should read: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

    Boris Johnson promised that Britain would ‘always be there for India’ (Picture: PA)

    A health worker wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) suit cleans the floor inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid-19 coronavirus ward in New Delhi on May 1, 2021. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

    India tape-recorded 3,689 deaths within the past 24 hours (Picture: Getty Images)

    Prof Whitty, England’s primary medical officer, and Sir Patrick, the chief clinical advisor, have actually talked to their Indian equivalents to share the knowledge they have actually gotten throughout the UK’s fight with Covid.

    NHS England is likewise developing a scientific advisory group to assistance India’s reaction by sharing understanding on how to handle break outs.

    Earlier today Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated the UK would ‘look very carefully’ at any ask for vaccines from India. The Cabinet minister is because of fulfill his Indian equivalent Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday as he hosts in person conferences with G7 foreign ministers.

    India remains in alarming requirement of vaccines regardless of it being the world’s biggest producer of jabs. Only about 2% of the nation’s population have actually been completely immunized, and around 10% have actually had their very first dosage.

    Health workers wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) suits attend patients inside a banquet hall temporarily converted into a Covid-19 coronavirus ward in New Delhi on May 1, 2021. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP) (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images)

    Health employees using PPE take care of Covid clients inside a banquet hall briefly transformed into a Covid ward in New Delhi (Picture: Getty Images)

    SIPA USA via PA Images MANESAR, INDIA - APRIL 28: Family members of Covid-19 patients waiting to refill empty oxygen cylinders outside a filling center on April 28, 2021 in Manesar, India. India, in the last 24 hours, recorded 3,60,960 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3,293 deaths, which is the highest in the country so far. With today?s numbers, the total number of coronavirus cases rose to 1,79,97,267 and the number of fatalities reached 2,01,187. At present, there are 29,78,709 active cases in India and as many as 1,48,17,371 people have recovered. As Covid-19 cases continued to surge in India people are struggling to get hospital beds, ventilators, oxygen cylinders, injections and medicines with the health infrastructure in the state almost stretched to its limit. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times/Sipa USA)

    India remains in alarming requirement of vaccines regardless of it being the world’s biggest producer of jabs (Picture: PA)

    Raab stated the Government has actually not had an ask for vaccines from New Delhi as he was questioned over strategies as Britain immunizes more youthful and much healthier individuals.

    He informed the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show he was not going to ‘speculate on hypothetical scenarios’ when pushed if ministers would give India access to UK materials.

    He stated: ‘The Indian relationship is very important to us and we’d certainly wish to co-operate extremely carefully together.

    ‘You know, right throughout this crisis we have said we need to keep supply chains, particularly supply chains, open and we ought to resolve these kind of issues through collaboration, and that is certainly what we’re making with the Indians.’

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