U.S Aid to India for Covid-19 : U.S. announces USD 41 million assistance to help India
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The U.S has announced an additional USD 41 million assistance to help India respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and in preparedness to overcome third wave.
This takes the total aid to more than USD 200 million.
Why this help?
In last months , India struggled with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with about more than 3,00,000 daily new cases.
This leads to shortage of medical oxygen and bedsin hospitals.
The additional assistance will support access to Covid-19 testing, pandemic-related mental health services, timely referrals to medical services, and access to healthcare in remote areas, the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Key highlights :
The agency said the US assistance to India is now up to $200 million with an additional $500 million more in emergency supplies and training for more than 214,000 frontline health workers in infection prevention and control, benefitting more than 42 million Indians.
Through this additional funding, USAID will continue to partner with India to strengthen healthcare supply chains and electronic health information systems, support its vaccination efforts, and mobilise and coordinate private sector relief.
In May, President Biden announced $100 million worth of COVID-19 assistance to India.