Jakarta: Indonesia has joined the list of countries that support India's responses to the severe shortage of oxygen cylinders amid a dramatic surge in covid-19 infections.
To this end, through members of the Association of Indonesia's Gas Industries (AGII), Indonesia has pledged to transport 3,400 oxygen cylinders to India.
In the first phase, Indonesia had sent a consignment of 1,400 oxygen cylinders, Coordinating Minister for Economy Airlangga Hartarto noted in a press statement here Tuesday.
"I laud the Industry Ministry, PT Samator Group as one of the AGII's main members, and all other parties for their participation," he stated.
Apart from PT Samator, this humanitarian mission for India is also supported by PT Indorama Ventures Indonesia, PT Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk., and PT Asia Pacific Fibers Tbk.
PT Indo Bharat Rayon (Aditya Birla Group), PT Mutu Gading Tekstil, and the Association of Carpet and Prayer Mat Manufacturers also join the mission.
Hartarto noted that India had been struggling to handle the second wave of the devastating covid-19 infections that is reportedly tougher than the first wave.
India's frontline health workers continue to make all-out efforts to save as many lives of covid-19 patients as possible in the midst of limited stocks of medical gears, ventilators, and oxygen cylinders.