UAE residents ship thousands of oxygen machines to help COVID-19 patients in India

India is in the grip of a second wave of Covid-19. The country has now recorded more than 24 million cases of the disease, with at least 270,000 death toll.

Residents and businesses in the UAE are sending critically needed oxygen concentrators, which extract oxygen from the air to help Covid-19 patients breathe, to the country.

Ashish Panjabi, chief operating officer of Jacky’s Electronics, said the company has shipped more than 2,000 units in the past three weeks from its Hong Kong offices, with many ordered by UAE residents.

Another company, Continental Courier Services in Dubai, started a door-to-door delivery service. It picks up the oxygen concentrator from people’s homes anywhere in the UAE and deliver these within five to 10 days to their relatives in India.