India receives 1.25L vials of Remdesivir from US
May 02, 2021  23:09
As the United States continues to deliver vital medical supplies to India to support its fight against COVID-19, a flight from America carrying 1.25 lakh vials of an anti-viral drug Remdesivir landed in India on Sunday.

"4th flight from USA arrives carrying 1.25 lakh vials of Remdesivir. Welcome this support from the United States," ministry of external affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. On Saturday night, a flight from the US, carrying 1,000 oxygen cylinders, regulators and other medical equipment landed in India.

Earlier on Friday, the US deployed its first two planes carrying the initial emergency relief supplies including oxygen cylinders, regulators, and pulse oximeters generously donated by California, rapid diagnostic tests and N95 masks, according to the release.

Last week, the White House announced that the United States will be delivering medical supplies worth more than $100 million in the coming days to India to provide urgent relief as the country battles a new wave of COVID-19 cases, said the White House.

-- ANI
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