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Gulf Today Report
As a goodwill gesture, social worker and head of Edhi Foundation, Faisal Edhi, on Friday has offered to provide 50 ambulances for coronavirus patients in India.
Faisal Edhi, in his letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has expressed grief over increasing cases and deaths of the people due to coronavirus in India and offered assistance in this time of need.
He said that Edhi foundation is ready to provide emergency medical technicians, drivers, office and supporting staff. We only need Indian government’s permission and cooperation from local government and police in this regard, he added.
He further said that Edhi foundation can work in any area as per the suggestions of the Indian government.
The development came after Delhi hospitals issued desperate appeals for oxygen and 13 COVID-19 patients died in a fire, as India’s healthcare system buckles under a new wave of infections.
The surge in cases, blamed on a new virus variant and the government allowing "super spreader" public events to go ahead, saw another 330,000 new infections and 2,000 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.
India, which has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world after the United States, has so far vaccinated more than 12 million health and front-line workers.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that as a gesture of solidarity with the people of India, Pakistan has offered to provide relief support including ventilators, oxygen supply kits, digital X-ray machines, PPEs and related items.
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The authorities said, “Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority teams are dealing with a fire that broke out this evening at a warehouse in Mussafah industrial area.
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