India set to get more aid from Canada

A second consignment of relief material to help India tackle its ongoing Covid-19 crisis has been dispatched and will arrive in New Delhi on May 13.

Making the announcement, Karina Gould, the minister for international development tweeted that 300 ventilators and tech equipment were en route to India.

The CC-150 Polaris aircraft carrying the material left the base in Trenton on May 11, as minister for national defense Harjit Sajjan said the Canadian Forces “will always be there to support those in need. We will get through this pandemic together”.

The Canadian government is also providing support through Unicef’s response to the pandemic in India with the urgent provision of 1,450 oxygen concentrators.

This support is in addition to a 10 million Canadian dollars donation to the Canadian Red Cross Society, which is supporting the Indian Red Cross Society’s procurement of essential supplies and medicines.

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