Delta variant hitting Indonesia (symbolic image)
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Indonesia, which is battling the devastating wave of Corona, has sought emergency help of oxygen from Singapore and China besides India. A consignment of 1000 oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators and other health equipment arrived from Singapore on Friday.
At the same time, Australia is also sending 1000 ventilators. Apart from these, Indonesia will also buy 36 thousand tonnes of oxygen and 10 thousand ventilators from Singapore to provide help to its people. Talks are also going on about buying oxygen from China. On the other hand, the US and UAE have also offered help.
24 crore infected, 63760 deaths
So far, more than 240 million infected people have been found in the world’s fourth most populous country and 63,760 people have died. On Thursday, Indonesia had the highest number of 39,000 new cases in 24 hours.
No place in hospitals, people dying in homes
Hospitals in Indonesia are filled with corona patients and people are dying in home isolation while waiting for emergency facilities. The situation in the South Asian country is becoming critical due to the rapidly increasing cases. The shortage of oxygen is causing distress.
Sent 3400 oxygen cylinders to India
Indonesia sent 3,400 oxygen cylinders and concentrators to India two months ago during the peak of a devastating second wave. He was about to send two thousand more concentrates, but in the meantime the Indonesian government stopped it at the end of June after cases increased there.
Daily need of 1928 tonnes of oxygen
Indonesia currently needs 1928 tonnes of oxygen daily. While the total production of the country is 2262 tonnes per day. Right now the government has decided to supply 100% oxygen in the medical field. This will stop the work of industrial establishments. In such a situation, Indonesia has sought help from other countries.
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