COVID-19 can only be addressed through ‘global cooperation, mutual support’: Vivek Murthy
On April 25, Indo-American physician and 21st U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said the only way to tackle the crippling situation of the COVID-19 pandemic was through global cooperation and mutual support. . Confirming the previous statement, Murthy announced that the United States has taken several unprecedented steps to help India in its second wave of COVID-19. On April 26, Murthy tweeted that it was “painful” to see the plight so many people have endured in India and around the world.
Previously, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and expressed deep sympathy for Indians as the nation battles the second pandemic of COVID-19 as well as the related crisis of shortage of hospital beds and oxygen. Speaking of Sullivan and Doval’s conversation, Murthy said the cost of COVID-19 in India is heartbreaking and horrific.
Regarding the ‘concrete’ steps taken by the United States, Murthy said: “Many of us have seen the heartbreaking and horrific toll of COVID-19 in India in recent days. Today’s statement outlines concrete steps the United States has taken to help resolve the crisis. The uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 anywhere poses a threat to all nations. “
Today, the United States announced measures to support #India during its unprecedented wave of # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE infections. It was painful to see the suffering and loss endured by so many people. The only way to deal with a global pandemic is global cooperation and mutual support. https://t.co/20vGVQOhLt
– Vivek Murthy (@vivek_murthy) April 25, 2021
Essential equipment will be made available “ immediately ”
In order to help India treat patients with dramatically increasing COVID-19 and protect frontline workers, the United States has not only identified essential equipment, but has stressed that it will be upgraded. provision “immediately”. The United States has identified supplies of therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE) while pursuing several other options to urgently deliver oxygen and gas production. ‘other related facilities.
The US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is funding a substantial expansion in the manufacturing capacity of vaccine maker in India, BioE, to accelerate its production of COVID-19. In addition, the United States is also deploying a team of experts from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and USAID to work in conjunction with the United States Embassy, Indian Ministries of Health and the staff of the Indian Epidemic Intelligence Service. USAID is committed to working with CDC to expedite the process of making resources available to India through the Global Fund.