India Receives Romanian Medical Supplies

Hyderabad: As part of Romania’s humanitarian assistance to India, following the request by the Indian government addressed to the European Union, 80 oxygen concentrators, 75 oxygen cylinders and 20 high-flow oxygen therapy equipment from Romania arrived in New Delhi early morning.

Romania joined the European and international efforts to support India, confronted with an unprecedented circumstance of surge in infections of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

“The support offered by my country reflects the excellent bilateral relations we have with India, through the existing Extended Partnership, signed in 2013. The medical field is one of the main domains of cooperation, with special relevance in moments of crisis, as the one we are facing now,” says Romanian Ambassador to India Daniela Sezonov Tane.

She added, “Our solidarity manifested during this unprecedented critical moment for the Indian people represents another confirmation for Romania’s engagement in strengthening and extending our relations with India- a key partner for Romania and the European Union in the Indo-Pacific region, as it was underscored by the EU Council Conclusions from the 19th of April, 2021 dedicated to a strategic approach on Indo-Pacific.”

The assistance was sent by Romania’s Department for Emergencies, through its Foundation for Emergency Response (SMURD Foundation), which mobilised in only 48 hours the needed medical equipment. The Romanian Defence ministry offered the aircraft for transporting it.

Romanian medical supplies are amongst the first to arrive in New Delhi and will be followed by additional medical devices and equipment shipped by the other European Union Member States, within UCPM (Union Civil Protection Mechanism), Embassy of Romania in India said in a statement.

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