COVID19 – WHO/Europa: Anche l’Italia tra i Paesi che hanno inviato aiuti all’India

Countries across the WHO European Region are contributing to global efforts to send urgent life-saving supplies to India, following the rapid resurgence of COVID-19 in the country, which has placed unprecedented strain on the health system. Critical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders, electric syringe pumps, and therapeutics have been arriving to reinforce efforts to treat patients and save lives.

The priority is to fill critical gaps in essential medical supplies and hospital capacities.


Contributing countries: overview of supplies provided to India

  1. Belgium: 9000 doses of antiviral medicines.
  2. Czechia: 500 oxygen cylinders.
  3. Denmark: 53 ventilators.
  4. France: 28 tonnes of medical equipment. The French shipment included eight large oxygen plants, 28 ventilators and 200 electric syringe pumps.
  5. Germany: 15 000 vials of antiviral drugs, 516 ventilators and 1 oxygen generator.
  6. Greece: waiting to be sent: 90 oxygen tanks with a total capacity of 440 litres, as well as protective equipment through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
  7. Ireland: 700 oxygen concentrators, 1 oxygen generator and 365 ventilators.
  8. Italy: an oxygen production plant, oxygen cylinders and an EMT. The EMT’s main focus will be to provide and install an oxygen plant and provide COVID-19 patient management.
  9. Luxembourg: 58 ventilators.
  10. Netherlands: 100 oxygen concentrators, 30 000 vials of antiviral drugs and 449 ventilators.
  11. Portugal: 5503 vials of antiviral medicines, and 20 000 litres of oxygen per week.
  12. Romania: 80 oxygen concentrators, 75 oxygen cylinders and 20 high-flow oxygen therapy machines.
  13. Russian Federation: oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other medical supplies.
  14. Spain: 119 oxygen concentrators and 145 ventilators.
  15. Sweden: 120 ventilators.
  16. United Kingdom: oxygen concentrators and ventilators arrived 2 May.
  17. Uzbekistan: 100 oxygen concentrators as well as antiviral and other medicines.


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