At the time when India is going through a tough phase with the Covid-19 outbreak, the United States stood in solidarity with the nation and came forward to supply Covid-19 relief materials to India.
The first batch of relief materials, consisting of medical oxygen cylinders, regulators, N 95 masks, and Rapid Diagnostic Test kits were dispatched from the US to reach India.
To meet the needs of treating the patients, the United States will be supplying medical supplies worth more than $ 100 million. The first shipment of the supplies was dispatched.
US Agency for International Development (USAID) in a statement said that the US has deployed the first shipment of supplies, including 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators to India from Travis Air Force Base on the world's largest military aircraft.
"In addition, on this first flight, USAID has sent 960,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests to identify infections early to help prevent the community spread of Covid-19, and 100,000 N95 masks to protect India's frontline healthcare heroes," USAID's statement reads.
In addition to this, the Joe Biden administration has also announced that AstraZeneca manufacturing supplies will also be supplied to India, so that vaccines can be made to treat Covid-19 patients.
The United States said, when the nation is struggling to fight the first wave of the pandemic in September, India helped us by supplying medical assistance. Now when India needed help, the US is helping it.