For the past few days, our fellow citizens are struggling to get timely medical help for their loved ones. There is a shortage of medicines and medical supplies, and the pressure on the frontline workers is heavier than ever. Help for our country is pouring in from countries like the USA.
The Korean government decided to provide urgent medical supplies to India, which has been a close partner of Korea for decades, to help save lives in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Korea Embassy India (@RokEmbIndia) April 28, 2021
Indian and South Korean governments have strengthened their political bonds over the last few years. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the government of South Korea has come to India’s aid. The Embassy of South Korea, New Delhi announced via their official website and social media that South Korea will provide urgent medical supplies, such as oxygen concentrators to India. Further discussions on the matter are underway regarding the supply of medical supplies.
Earlier in March this year, Ambassador Shin Bong Kil had delivered KF Masks to the Indian soldiers who are Korean War veterans, their families and the Korean War Veterans Association in Agra. This event was held under the initiative to help the war veterans from countries, who had helped in the Korean War, fight the pandemic. There are currently three Indian veterans of the Korean War living in India, in addition to 10 widows and families of the veterans.