Saturday, 15 August 2020

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14 August 2020 Current Affairs:Government of India has extended an assistance of $1 million to Antigua and Barbuda to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. This assistance is aimed to improve health infrastructure and capacities in Antigua and Barbuda. Indian High Commissioner KJ Srinivasa handed over the medical supplies and medicine to Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne.

Highlights:
♦ The assistance of $1 million from India will be used to improve health infrastructure in Antigua and Barbuda, for procurement of life-saving medical supplies and equipment like ventilators, etc.
♦ Under this assistance, ventilators, full cover goggles, disposable impervious gowns, face shields, examination gloves and disposable masks were facilitated.
♦ GoI has also provided 10,000 hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda to support its fight against COVID-19.
♦ The Government of Antigua and Barbuda’s proposal for assistance and collaboration named ‘Strengthening national Health capacities and reducing socio-economic and human development negative impacts of COVID-19 crisis in Antigua and Barbuda’ was processed under India-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fund managed by United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and the guidelines of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



source https://naukri.sarkari-exam.in/india-extended-usd-1-million-assistance-to-antigua-barbuda-to-tackle-covid-19-pandemic/
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