NEW DELHI: France donated 50 Osiris-3 ventilators and 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators with BiPAP mode to India, as Covid infections in India continue to surge. The French donation was announced even as Israel brought in 50 mechanical ventilators and started a new initiative to work together to build Covid testing systems.
In a letter to PM Modi last week, President Emmanuel Macron wrote about the French decision to send medical equipment and technical expertise to India. A statement from French embassy said, “Osiris ventilators are particularly useful for emergency transport, intra-hospital transfer and recovery. The Yuwell 830 ventilators have bilevel positive airway pressure — a non-invasive technique to supply oxygen to lungs without intubation. These ventilators meet the needs of Indian hospitals.”