New York: President Joe Biden asserted that the US was 'doing a lot for India" to fight against the surge of the second wave of Covid 19.
"What he needs most is, he needs the material and the parts to be able to have his machines that can make the vaccine work. We're sending them that. We're sending them a lot of the precursors," said Biden of his talk with Modi.
"India came to our assistance early on in our hour of need when we were having real struggles with COVID-19, providing millions and millions, for example, of protective masks. We remember that, and we're determined to do everything we can to help now," he added.
India is in urgent requirement of oxygen. They have assigned about 1,500 oxygen cylinders that will remain in India. These cylinders can regularly be refilled provincially. Also, 550 concentrators to obtain oxygen from ambient air, and a large-scale unit to support up to 20 patients are provided by the US government.
"One million rapid diagnostic tests and 20,000 treatment courses of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir have also been sent," said Jennifer Rene Psaki