Madhya Pradesh minister Vishvas Sarang was present at the government drug store here, where these 100 concentrators were delivered.
As per the WHO estimates, cumulative cases in India currently stand at about 24.68 million and total deaths are at about 270,284.
WHO reminds Serum Institute of its COVAX commitments amidst devastating COVID-19 outbreak, soaring demand in India
The SII has received total orders of over 26 crore doses from the Government of India, of which more than 15 crore doses have been supplied.
Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that every possible effort is being made by the state government to overcome the lack of oxygen in the state.
The name "Indian variant" describes a strain -- B.1.617 -- that in fact groups together three distinct subvariants sharing some, but not all, of several mutations.
India's COVID situation hugely concerning, says WHO Chief; calls second year of pandemic 'far more deadly'
Ghebreyesus added that the WHO is responding to the COVID-19 surge in India and has shipped thousands of oxygen concentrators, tents for mobile field hospitals, masks and other medical supplies.
Two WHO staffers signed off on an agreement between WHO’s Dr. Jean-Paul Ngandu and a young woman he allegedly impregnated in Congo.
The revelations come at a time when the UN health agency is winding down its response to two recent Ebola epidemics in Congo and Guinea.
Some experts criticized the panel for failing to hold WHO and others accountable for their actions during COVID-19, describing that as “an abdication of responsibility.”
This is to clarify that the WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with the B.1.617 strain of the coronavirus in its 32 page document, it said.
According to it, B.1.617 sub-lineages appear to have higher rates of transmission, including observed rapid increases in prevalence in multiple countries.
Classification changed after indications of higher transmission & vaccine resistance
North Korea has described its anti-virus efforts as a “matter of national existence.” It has barred tourists, flown out diplomats and severely restricted cross-border traffic and trade.
WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan says the virus has “huge kinetic energy” in certain countries and leaders who think vaccination alone will stop the epidemic are mistaken.
Biden had been under intense pressure to waive protections for vaccine manufacturers, especially amid criticism that rich nations were hoarding shots.