As international assistance pours into India, authorities have been able to deliver it to various end-users — hospitals spread across the country. The top recipient of the assistance has been AIIMS (which is spread across the country), Safdarjung Delhi, Lady Harding, RML Hospital in Delhi, ITBP and DRDO.
One oxygen generation plant and 20 ventilators sent by Italy, with a joint effort by the Embassy of Italy in India, the Piedmont Region and the Italian Civil Protection, went to ITBP hospital, Noida. The plant that was installed within 48 hours was "switched on" by the Italian Ambassador to India Vincenzo de Luca himself. The plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time to the COVID-19 patients admitted at the center.
So far, 11,000 items of over 3,000 tonnes have been dispatched all over the country with the Indian Air force and Indian navy playing an important part in transporting material.
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