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Goyal: India provided medical supplies to 120 countries to fight Covid-19

Goyal: India provided medical supplies to 120 countries to fight Covid-19

Friday 15th May 2020

India has provided medical supplies to over 120 countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic, out of which 43 countries received it as a grant, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said during the G-20 trade ministers session on Thursday.

India suggested the G-20 nations to ensure access to essential medicines, treatments, and vaccines at affordable prices. India has proactively partnered in global efforts to develop vaccines and effective treatment for this disease.

He further explained that when the pandemic broke out, India produced only a thousand pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). But when it was realized that other countries were not able to supply as per the needs, our domestic manufacturers created and increased the capacities of PPE. As of now, India produces 3,00,000 PPE’s per day.

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