Leaders of the US Congressional India Caucus on Friday urged President Joe Biden to ship much-needed sources and healthcare provides to avoid wasting lives in India, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, along with asking that lives be prioritised over mental property possession.
“We are watching a catastrophe unfold in India,” Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna stated after the Caucus despatched a letter to the president.
The letter has been signed by India Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmen Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot, along with its co-Vice Chairs Congressman Michael Waltz and Khanna.
“Someone is dying of COVID every four minutes in New Delhi. The least we can do is give the world the tools to prevent more deaths. We must do our part to quell the virus anywhere and everywhere it persists. It is not enough to vaccinate every American,” Khanna stated.
“We need to ensure the world beats this thing. That’s why the India Caucus is asking President Biden to send more oxygen and other medical supplies to help India in the manufacturing of additional vaccines. There’s simply too much at stake,” Khanna stated in a press release.
In the letter, the India Caucus leaders argued it’s “in the US interest for everyone in India to be vaccinated. To the extent it is possible, we hope that you will work to provide India with vaccines. With this in mind, we welcome recently announced plans to make available sources of raw materials to help India manufacture more vaccines.”
“Further, we ask that you share with India surplus doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as soon as possible. Finally, we also understand that India is eager to domestically produce high-quality US vaccines. We hope that you work with the private sector to assess how the US can best advance cooperation in this regard,” they stated.
On Thursday, a White House spokesperson stated the US will do no matter is it takes to finish the pandemic. The official was responding to a query on what was the US authorities’s place forward of a World Trade Organization assembly in Geneva subsequent week the place waiving of sure provisions of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for COVID-19 might be mentioned.
Following the Caucus’ dialog with India”s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, its management requested that the US authorities present India with oxygen cylinders, 10 liters and 45 liters Liquid Medical oxygen capability, oxygen concentrators and oxygen generator crops.
In addition to oxygen and associated techniques, India additionally wants a number of different gadgets together with remdesivir, tocilizumab medicines, ventilators and BiPAP machines.
India on Friday logged 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections, the very best single-day rise to this point, pushing the entire tally of COVID-19 circumstances to 1,87,62,976, whereas energetic circumstances crossed the 31-lakh mark. The demise depend elevated to 2,08,330 with 3,498 new fatalities.