TORONTO — With the third wave of COVID-19 continuing to challenge countries around the world, our government is doing everything we can, to support our friends and partners in India.
As we closely monitor the situation in our hospitals and intensive care units, we can have more confidence in our ability to do more for our friends in India. That’s why our government is donating up to an additional 2,000 e700 transport ventilators to India, manufactured by O-Two Medical Technologies in Brampton, to help meet the country’s continued urgent medical needs. The ventilators will be distributed to various states across India based on the needs on the ground and in consultation with the Indian Red Cross and the Consul General of India to Toronto, Apoorva Srivastava.
This support is in addition to our government’s earlier donation of 3,000 ventilators, which started arriving in India this week. Our government is also helping to coordinate the transportation of other critical medical equipment, donated by the private sector and community organizations. “These ventilators and much needed medical supplies will make a difference in supporting the people of India. Thank you to the Premier and the people of Ontario for acknowledging this great need and for taking action,” said Nina Tangri, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville.
Ontario will always stand shoulder to shoulder with our domestic and international partners, including our friends in India in their time of need, in the global fight against COVID-19.