India Sends COVID-19 Protective Gear To Serbia Amid Huge Shortage At Home: The 90-ton consignment included 50 tons of surgical gloves. (Representational)

India Sends COVID-19 Protective Gear To Serbia Amid Huge Shortage At Home

New Delhi:

Amid an unlimited crunch of defending gear for medical personnel treating COVID-19 victims, India has exported 90 tons of medical gear and safety gear to Serbia. The matter was discovered after a tweet from the Serbian wing of UNDP (United Nations Enchancment Programme) which is the providing assist to coronavirus-effected nations. The effectively being ministry denied any knowledge of the matter.

“The 2nd cargo Boeing 747 with 90t of medical defending gear landed from India to Belgrade as we converse. The transportation of treasured offers purchased by @SerbianGov  has been completely funded by the #EU whereas @UNDPSerbia organized the flight & ensured the quickest attainable provide,” the tweet by UNDP be taught.

The 90-ton consignment included 50 tons of surgical gloves. Furthermore, there have been masks and coveralls, which the medical staff direly needs.

The spokesperson of Kochi airport acknowledged one different consignment was despatched on March 29, which included 35 lakh pairs of sterile surgical glove.

The 30-ton consignment was despatched to Belgrade on a Transaviaexport Airways cargo freighter. The Cochin Customs had facilitated the clearance and tweeted about it.

The tweet be taught: “Cochin customs in movement to clear a consignment of 35 lakhs pairs of sterile latex surgical gloves to Serbia to assist the worldwide battle in direction of #COVID2019 ”

Requested regarding the matter, the effectively being ministry acknowledged they weren’t acutely aware of it. “Our effort is to create logistics in India and to amass supplies from completely different nations. With respect to Serbia, I am not acutely aware of it as of now,” acknowledged Luv Agarwal, the Joint Secretary in MoHFW.

Nearly 100 medical docs have been quarantined all through the nation after they bought right here concerned with coronavirus victims whereas working with none defending gear. A variety of have even contracted the virus.

In Lucknow, authorities of the celebrated King George’s Medical Faculty, the hub of treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uttar Pradesh, turned down the OPD medical docs‘ request for specialised defending gear each week after a resident doctor contracted the sickness.

There have been experiences that medical docs in some corners of the nation have been using raincoats and bike helmets.

Yesterday, the affiliation of ambulance employees in Uttar Pradesh acknowledged they’ve been stopping work over non-payment of salaries for two months and lack of defending gear no matter being on the front-line throughout the battle in direction of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the Centre acknowledged it was attempting to acquire bulk parts of such gear, known as non-public defending gear (PPE), domestically and from South Korea and China to satisfy the shortages.

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