United States is ‘working around the clock’ to immediately send drug treatments and rapid diagnostic COVID-19 testing kits to India
MONDAY, April 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The United States will help India as it struggles with a massive wave of COVID-19 cases, President Joe Biden said Sunday.
“Just as India sent assistance to the United States as our hospitals were strained early in the pandemic, we are determined to help India in its time of need,” Biden said in a tweet, the Associated Press reported. He did not provide any specifics.
Earlier Sunday, the White House said the United States is “working around the clock” to immediately send drug treatments and rapid diagnostic COVID-19 testing kits to India. The United States also plans to send ventilators, personal protective equipment, and oxygen supplies, the AP reported.
Other measures include providing raw material needed for India’s manufacture of the Covishield vaccine and paying for an expansion of production capacity for the Indian vaccine manufacturer BioE, so that it can make at least 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2022, the AP reported.
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