Abu Dhabi’s Hindu temple group have granted medical equipment and oxygen supplies which reached India at the weekend.
The grant have been sent to government and non-profit hospitals in villages and towns hit hard by Covid-19. The UAE Baps Hindu mandir organization, which is building the UAE’s first traditional Hindu temple in the capital, said the aid will reach the “smallest of village clinics and hospitals.”
The first two oxygen tanks carrying the first shipment of 440 tons of liquid oxygen will be delivered to centers in Palanpur, Patan, Ahmedabad and Morbi in western India.
The tanks will then be returned to the UAE to be refilled and the chain will continue to send oxygen supplies over the next few weeks.
The group has also provided more than 1,600 oxygen cylinders and 1,000 oxygen concentrations with contributions from the Indian community in the Emirates.
“Our supplies have gone beyond the cities, as we distribute oxygen tanks to small villages which are logistically difficult to reach,” said Ashok Kotecha, chairman of the Baps Hindu mandir in Abu Dhabi.
“BAPs has also been able to cure more than 4,000 Covid-19 patients in four hospitals, a field hospital and a Covid care center.”
The group has also distributed food kits with lentils, rice, cereals, fresh vegetables and fruit to the needy in India.
More than 1,000 beds for hospitals overwhelmed by a rise in patient numbers and protective equipment for medical staff were sent for frontline workers.
With daily Covid-19 cases rising, the attention has moved from the large cities to smaller towns.
ndia has registered the world’s highest number of daily Covid-19 cases for days.
The country reported 403,738 and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The western state of Maharashtra registered 864 casualties, the largest number across all states on Sunday.