Joseph Wu, the Foreign Minister of Taiwan announced that the nation has aimed to supply 150 oxygen concentrators to India by this weekend. Currently, he informed that Taiwan has already purchased all the oxygen concentrators, and is also working on an aid package for India.
“We are trying to purchase more raw materials from overseas so our companies at home can produce even more for India,” he added. Reportedly, an oxygen concentrator reduces the nitrogen from an air supply to produce an oxygen-enriched air supply to a patient.
The steps come amid as India records over 3.60 lakh daily COVID-19 infections with over 3,000 deaths. The surging figures in India have resulted in a crisis of oxygen supply, vaccines, and other COVID necessities. Several leaders across the globe have come forward to help India to overcome the crisis.
Like other countries, India has no formal diplomatic ties with Chinese-claimed Taiwan. However, the two have got closer in recent years. Last year, Taiwan had accused China of trying to impose censorship in India after its embassy in New Delhi advised journalists to observe the ‘one-China’ principle.