HCMC – Indian Naval Ship Airavat, an indigenously built landing ship tank, on August 30 arrived in HCMC with oxygen supplies to help Vietnam quickly bring the pandemic under control.
The relief aid comprises 300 oxygen concentrators and 100 tons of liquid medical oxygen in five containers that Vietnam needs to treat critical Covid-19 patients.
The Indian naval ship transported the goods to Vietnam after the Vietnamese Government sought help, according to a statement of the Press Information Bureau of India.
The ship is on duty in Southeast Asia to transport medical supplies to many countries in the region to help them fight Covid-19, the local media reported.
Earlier in June, the naval ship transported medical supplies, including liquid oxygen containers and ventilators, from Vietnam and Singapore to India as the country was battling the disease.
Vietnam and India have enjoyed a good friendship and cooperated with each other for a healthier and safer marine environment. The two countries’ naval forces have closely collaborated in the fields of training and naval exercises. The donation is aimed at strengthening this strategic partnership, according to the statement.
Vietnam has reported over 445,000 Covid-19 infections and 11,000 fatalities in the ongoing fourth wave of the pandemic, which began in late April.