Covid19 – Canada sends $10 Million to support India in pandemic fight
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that his government is sending 10 million Canadian dollars ( ₹60 crore) to India to help with the purchase of ambulances and PPE kits, among other items, in New Delhi’s fight against a record surge in Covid-19 cases.
The funds are being provided to the Canadian Red Cross, which will transfer it to the Indian Red Cross Society. Trudeau said on Tuesday, “It’s something the Canadians are extremely concerned about as we see the terrible and tragic images coming out of India. We know we have to be there for our friends.”
Trudeau talked about the “heartbreaking news from hospitals in India that are unable to keep up with the number of patients” and said Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau has spoken with the Indian government on how Canada can help.
The U.S., the U.K. and France have all committed to sending vaccine-related materials, ventilators, oxygen and other supplies to the country.