11 May,2021* 15:40 IST* 2 MIN READ
The government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to help North East India by providing oxygen generation plants.
As India is facing a heavy oxygen crisis, aid from many foreign nations has come forward to help India out of this crisis. And at that time, to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply Japan has enabled UNDP in procuring and installing eight Pressure Swing Absorption Oxygen plants. These plants will be installed in Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura. Together these plants can support 1300 beds.
Japanese envoy to India, Satoshi Suzuki said, “Japan stands with India, our friend, and partner, in her efforts to fight against COVID-19 pandemic in this critical time”, highlighting, “India’s North East occupies a special place for Japan-India relations and I sincerely hope that the Oxygen generation plants will help those people in need in the North Eastern Region of India”
— Satoshi Suzuki (@EOJinIndia) May 10, 2021
Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, UNDP India, acknowledged the people of Japan for this critical support that will allow the agency to ensure uninterrupted flow of oxygen in hospitals and health centers in the region, especially those in hard-to-reach areas.
“The situation in India is devastating and the pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives. The UNDP urgently needs additional support to ensure that we reach the last mile to leave no one behind,” she Shoka Noda.