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QUESTION NO.1361 ASSISTANCE IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

September 22, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1361
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22.09.2020

ASSISTANCE IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

1361. DR. VINAY P. SAHASRABUDDHE:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of countries to whom India has provided medical and other assistance in the fight against COVID-19, the details thereof; and

(b) whether India has received any such assistance from other countries to fight against COVID-19, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) India provided assistance in the form of medicines and medical equipment, to over 150 countries, including grants-in-aid valued at around Rupees 80 crore to 82 countries. A list of these countries is attached at Annex IPDF file that opens in new window. To know how to open PDF file refer Help section located at bottom of the site.. Ministry of External Affairs also assisted foreign governments with approvals for the export of essential medicines in the fight against coronavirus. In addition, India sent Rapid Response Medical teams to help some countries in their fight against the pandemic.

(b) India received assistance from a few countries including Japan, USA, France, Germany and Israel in the form of medical equipment and grants-in-aid.

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