A group of lawmakers in The United States Of America has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, urging the Biden administration to continue to ramp up efforts to assist India in its fight against COVID-19.
The resolution would urge the administration to facilitate private, in-kind medical supply donations to India and work to deliver additional and urgently-needed medical supplies, including oxygen generator plants and a cryogenic oxygen tanker and containers. It has been introduced by the two co-chairs of the Congressional India Caucus, Congressman Brad Sherman and Steve Chabot. The resolution also recognizes the efforts of the administration to deliver urgently needed medical supplies and coronavirus vaccine raw materials to India.
The Biden administration had taken swift action to deliver urgently needed supplies to India, including oxygen support, oxygen concentrators, personal protective equipment (PPE), raw materials for the COVID vaccine, rapid diagnostic tests, and therapeutics, and is a testament to the historic record of United States-India health cooperation dating more than seven decades, the resolution said.
Meanwhile, one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies Pfizer on Monday ‘committed to support’ the country in its fight against COVID-19.