Emergency Grant Aid in Response to COVID-19 in India (Handover to India)
On May 28, 30 and 31, 800 ventilators and 500 oxygen concentrators were handed over to India by the Government of Japan as a part of Japan’s emergency assistance in response to the current surge of COVID-19 infections in India.
The Government of Japan has announced its decision to provide 1,800 ventilators and 2,800 oxygen concentrators to India. The abovementioned hand over is a part of this assistance and marks the completion of the assistance announced on May 14. We plan to hand over the remaining ventilators and oxygen concentrators in the near future.
Japan stands with India, our friend and partner, in her efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through this emergency assistance, and hopes that Japan’s assistance will contribute to alleviating and containing the COVID-19 situation in India.
[Reference 1: Emergency Assistance to India in Response to the Current Surge of COVID-19 Infections]
(1) On April 30, the Government of Japan announced its decision to proceed with the procedure to provide 300 oxygen concentrators and 300 ventilators to India in coordination with the Government of India. The 300 oxygen concentrators were handed over to India on May 8, 12 and 13. The 80 ventilators were handed over to India on May 28 and 220 ventilators were handed over to India on May 30.
(2) On May 5, Foreign Minister Motegi stated to H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, that Japan is ready to provide grant assistance of up to 50 million US dollars to India, based on the latter's needs, in addition to the assistance mentioned in paragraph (1).
(3) On May 14, the Government of Japan announced the Emergency Grant Aid of approximately 18.5 million US dollars to transport the 300 ventilators announced on April 30 through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), as well as to provide additional 500 ventilators and 500 oxygen concentrators to India through UNOPS as a part of the assistance of up to 50 million dollars announced on May 5. The 500 ventilators were handed over to India on May 30 and the 500 oxygen concentrators were handed over to India on May 31.
(4) On May 28, the Government of Japan announced the Emergency Grant Aid of approximately 14.8 million US dollars. Through this assistance, 1,000 ventilators and 2,000 oxygen concentrators will be provided to India through UNOPS as a part of the assistance of up to 50 million dollars announced on May 5.
[Reference 2: COVID-19 infections in India]
As of May 30, India has the cumulative positive cases of 27,894,800 people and the cumulative deaths of 325,972 people.