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Italian PM Mario Draghi announces support for India’s Covid-19 response

Once Italy’s proposal is accepted by the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism, the mission can start under the coordination of the EU and in cooperation with the foreign and defense ministries, Operational Interforce Command, and Special Commissioner for Covid-19 Pandemic.



Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said his country is prepared to send an oxygen generation system with specialized personnel as part of the European Union’s (EU) efforts to bolster India’s response to the second wave of Coronavirus infections.


The EU activated its Civil Protection Mechanism, which response to emergencies in Europe and beyond, on Sunday in response to a request from India. The 27-member bloc is rushing a range of equipment and medical supplies to assist India.


“I wish to express my solidarity to the people of India for the suffering caused by the new wave of the pandemic. Italy will not miss supporting at this time of distress,” Draghi said.


“Through our Civil Protection Department, we are ready for sending an oxygen production system, made available by the Piedmont Region, for supplies to a traditional hospital or a field structure. A team of specialized personnel is also ready to start for ensuring operation of the equipment,” he said.


Once Italy’s proposal is accepted by the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism, the mission can start under the coordination of the EU and in cooperation with the foreign and defence ministries, Operational Interforce Command and Special Commissioner for Covid-19 Pandemic, an official statement said.



 


Credit: hindustantimes


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