September 17, 2021

France’s shipment of 40 tons of oxygen arrives in India

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France has sent a second consignment via shipping to India having 40 tons of oxygen that arrived in India on Wednesday, according to France ambassador Emmanuel Lenain.

Lenain took to Twitter to post about it saying, “The second shipment of 40 tons of oxygen, donated by France’s Air Liquide Group and filled in Qatar reaches Mumbai. Thanks to Indian Navy’s frigate INS Tarkash.”

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi expressed his gratitude to the medical assistance provided by France amid the worsening crisis of the ongoing second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. He tweeted, “Deeply value this continuing support from our friend & partner France. Grateful to our friend Qatar for the prompt facilitation in collaboration with the French Embassy in Qatar.”

Bagchi also added, “Operation Setu-II – a sea bridge that continues to deliver. INS Tarkash arrives in Mumbai (India) carrying 2 cryogenic tankers with 20 MT liquid medical O2 each. A tireless effort to augment our O2 availability.”

India has received a lot of global assistance adhering to medical aid in the form of PPE kits, medical equipment, oxygen concentrators, and oxygen cylinders, and other medical equipment.

Earlier, France had declared that it will supply India with eight high capacity oxygen generators along with liquid oxygen for 2000 patients for five days along with 28 ventilators and equipment for ICUs. France has sent 28 tonnes of medical equipment for supporting India through the crisis.

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