Editorial 10 May, 2021 Issue

 Pouring Global Aid for Coronavirus  Pandemic Ravaged India The second wave of Coronavirus pandemic has ravaged India and caused huge number of deaths with daily cases going in Lacs . The crisis that has engulfed entire India is huge . But amid pale gloom there is good news too, the rising global solidarity with India in form of Global Aid. 
India received 3000 oxygen concentrators as international relief aid and it was clarified on recently  by the Indian Customs that they have swiftly cleared all consignments and there is no such pendency with Indian Customs.Various countries contributed in the global aid and 3000 oxygen concentrators have been received to support the country’s efforts to fight against the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mauritius has sent 200 oxygen concentrators, Russia (20), UK has sent in four consignments (95+120+280+174), 80 from Romania, 700 from Ireland, Thailand (30), China (1000) and Uzbekistan (151).
In addition, Taiwan has sent 150. The oxygen concentrators are either delivered to the identified tertiary care institutions, or been dispatched for delivery. The relief material has been dispatched through road and air too.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are no oxygen contractors lying in the warehouse of the Customs Department.One hopes that the level of Global support would continue and India emerges from this pandemic soon.On the other hand , The ministry in the statement said that the Indian Customs is working 24X7 and the Relief Goods are given high priority for clearance over other goods.
“The Indian Customs is sensitive to the need for availability of Covid related imports including Oxygen & Oxygen related equipment etc,” officials said.

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