Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered that 30 tons of medical aid supplies be dispatched to India to help it combat its coronavirus outbreak, Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed said.
The shipment contains 300 oxygen cylinders, 20 ventilators, 100 medical beds, 20 electrocardiographs, 30 electric shocks, 50 lotion pumps, and 50 solution syringes, Zayed explained, which will be sent with the cooperation of Egypt’s armed forces.
Egypt has previously sent aid to other countries to help them in their fight against coronavirus.
On May 2020, the government dispatched four military airplanes carrying urgent medical supplies to Sudan.
Meanwhile, in April, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered medical aid, including medicine and protective clothing, to be delivered to the US.
The aim was to help ease the burden the US was facing by alleviating the nation’s acute shortages of medical and protective supplies.
In March and April 2020, the Egyptian government also sent two separate shipments carrying medical supplies to Italy.
On March 27, 2020 the representative of the Italian Consulate in Upper Egypt, Francis Amin, praised the medical team at Luxor Governorate’s Esna quarantine hospital for their heroic efforts to save the lives of ten Italian tourists infected with coronavirus, all of whom were over 70 years old.
Amin said that the medical team proved that Egypt was a refuge for all, regardless of nationality.