New Delhi: The United Nations helps India in its battle in opposition to the second and extra extreme wave of Covid-19 infections, a UN spokesperson revealed.
As said by him, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are procuring tools and provides which embrace 7,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 nasal gadgets for oxygen provide, in addition to oxygen-generating vegetation, Covid-19 testing machines, and private protecting kits for the therapy of Covid sufferers in India.
The UN group in India, led by Resident Coordinator Renata Lok-Dessallien, is supporting the authorities’ response to the pandemic by offering tools and provides, together with to native governments, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Farhan Haq, mentioned on Wednesday.
The organisation is aiding in establishing cell hospital items and can be offering for laboratories. About 2,600 WHO area officers have been deployed on an instantaneous foundation to assist well being authorities.
UNICEF concerned specialists to work on danger governance in Maharashtra, a state which was as soon as once more witnessing the worst Coronavirus state of affairs in India.
Farhan Haq was addressing a each day press briefing in New York when he additionally revealed that the UN group in India is continuous its marketing campaign to focus on the three Ws: Wear a masks, Wash your Hands, Watch your distance and keep six ft aside.
India alone accounted for 38 p.c of all new Covid-19 circumstances recorded worldwide within the seven-day interval that ended on April 25. India additionally reported a 93 p.c week-on-week enhance within the variety of coronavirus-related deaths final week. In the previous seven days, 15,161 individuals misplaced their lives to the virus, the WHO mentioned on Wednesday.
(With Agency Inputs)