Ireland on Tuesday joined a growing list of countries helping India tide over the coronavirus crisis as it announced that it would be sending 700 oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies to the country as reported by PTI. The Irish embassy said the oxygen concentrators are expected to reach India by Wednesday morning.
“Ireland is sending 700 oxygen concentrators to India to help healthcare workers in providing timely aid to patients. The concentrators are expected to reach India by Wednesday early morning,” it said. Irish ambassador Brendan Ward said Ireland is in close contact with the Indian government and that it is looking at more assistance to India in dealing with the pandemic. “We are pleased to be able to offer these oxygen concentrators now. We are in close contact with the Indian government and we are looking at what further assistance we could offer such as ventilators and other equipment,” the envoy said. India is reeling under a devastating wave of coronavirus infections and hospitals across the country are facing acute shortage of beds, medical oxygen and other supplies due to rising COVID-19 cases.