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Medical Aid from India to Peru

Posted on: August 07, 2020 | Back | Print

In the longstanding spirit of solidarity, friendship and abiding goodwill existing between the peoples of India and Peru, the Government of India has gifted over 9 tonnes of medicines and protective gear as part of India’s assistance to help the Government of the Republic of Peru combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This was in pursuance of a telephonic conversation between Foreign Ministers of India and Peru when Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs of Minister announced this medical-aid gift.

At the handing-over ceremony held on 14 August 2020, H.E. Dr. Pallar Mezzetti, Minister of Health thanked the Government of India enormously for the gift of medical supplies. She emphasized that the medical aid has come at a time when India is also suffering from this pandemic, and it makes this gesture even more significant. Health Minister also said that India is not only known for production capacity of pharmaceutical products but also for high quality of pharma products. Recalling her meeting with Ambassador just prior to the handing-over ceremony, she said that she found the term “care and share” by Ambassador fascinating and positive, and it requires all countries to join forces to fight this pandemic. 

Ambassador of India Mr. M. Subbarayudu, while highlighting the warm, friendly and strong relations, said that the collaboration between India and Peru is multi-dimensional, and health sector is one of them. Emphasizing the bonds of affinity between the peoples of India and Peru, he expressed the solidarity and support of the people and Government of India to the friendly people and Government of Peru at this most challenging period. He also highlighted that India’s global position as pharmacy of the world and healthcare supplier is well established, and India is prepared to partner with Peru in human-centric collaboration, upgradation of health facility, and science and technology developments.

The medical aid includes 1,000 disposable surgical gowns, 5,000 surgical gloves, 2,500 cape hood, 5,000 over shoes, as well as 20,000 units of intravenous paracetamol, 20,000 units of Metrindazole infusion, 20,000 units each of Cefotaxime tablets and Ceftriaxone injection, 30,000 tablets of Vitamin C, 30,000 tablets of Ibuprofen, 30,000 units of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid suspension, 20,000 units of Amikacin injection, 900,000 tablets of Hydroxychloroquine, 9,500 Levocentrizine tablets, 19,920 Lopinavir/Ritonavir tablets, and 20,000 capsules of Oseltamivir.

Other members of the Peruvian delegation included Ambassador Cecilia Galarreta, Director General of Asia and Oceania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru; Dr. Victor Cuba, Head of International Relations, Ministry of Health; José Antonio Gonzales Norris, Head of Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation.

August 07, 2020