Indonesia Receives 300 Oxygen Concentrators from India
25 July 2021 20:14 WIB
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia has received 300 oxygen concentrators and 100 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen from India as the country is coping with the growing threats of more transmissible Delta variant that has triggered soaring COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks.
The aid, that arrived in the Tanjung Priok Port of North Jakarta, was symbolically handed over by Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Manoj Kumar Bharti to the Indonesian Ministry of Health, represented by the Head of the Ministry's Crisis Center, Eka Jusup Singka.
The Indonesian government expressed its appreciation and gratitude towards the Indian government for the aid that would help Indonesia's fight against COVID-19, according to a press statement that ANTARA received from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
In his address, the Indian Ambassador expressed his government's commitment and hope to continue working with Indonesia in battling the pandemic, both in the short and long run.
The oxygen concentrators and medical oxygen units are directly distributed through the Ministry of Health to various parties in need. Indonesia had previously sent equipment as assistance to India when the country experienced an extraordinary spike in COVID-19 cases last May.
India is a strategic comprehensive partner country for Indonesia in the region, and the two countries continue to develop cooperation in various fields, both through bilateral, regional and multilateral forums.
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