MEA prioritises liquid oxygen, contacts Embassies in countries that can meet India's requirement

During a press brief on April 29, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla informed that MEA has prioritised liquid oxygen and some pharmaceutical products. The MEA contacted India's Embassies in countries that can meet the country's requirement. He said, "We've prioritised certain areas, liquid oxygen is one of the areas that has been a priority. We've also seen the requirement for any equipment that produces oxygen - oxygen generators, concentrators, cryogenic tankers, transportation equipment for oxygen". Adding to it, Shringla said, "We have also needed some urgent pharmaceutical products like Remdesivir and Tocilizumab. Although we produce Remdesivir given the requirements the production has not been adequate to meet the immediate shortfall".