Over 40 countries have pledged their support to India in tackling the surge in coronavirus cases in the country.
Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said this in a special media briefing yesterday, reports The Statesman.
Shringla said that India was primarily looking at this stage at receiving about 550 oxygen generating plants, 4,000 oxygen concentrators and 10,000 oxygen cylinders from different countries to tackle the current situation.
He said India also hoped to procure 400,000 units of Remdesivir from Egypt apart from exploring the possibility of getting the anti-viral drug from the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan.
The government has been focusing on procuring oxygen generators, concentrators, oxygen cylinders, cryogenic tankers as well as liquid oxygen. The supplies were being sourced through direct procurement and other modes, he said.
The country added 3,79,257 new infections over the previous 24 hours and active cases crossed the 30- lakh mark.