India envoy asks China to help

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A lack of oxygen and hospital beds have created desperate circumstances in India, the world’s latest epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg
A lack of oxygen and hospital beds have created desperate circumstances in India, the world’s latest epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Bloomberg

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Exclusive | India envoy asks China to help stop price surging of Covid-19 supplies

New Delhi’s representative in Hong Kong says soaring prices and cargo flight disruptions are slowing arrivals of medical goodsSecond wave of pandemic has India scrambling for oxygen concentrators and other basic supplies

Topic |  Coronavirus pandemic

Teddy Ng
Simone McCarthy

Teddy Ng  and Simone McCarthy

Published: 12:01pm, 12 May, 2021Why you can trust SCMPAdvertisement

India is calling on China to help stop surging prices and increase cargo flights to get urgently needed supplies to the pandemic-ravaged country.

Indian companies have sourced oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies from their Chinese counterparts but have been hit with prices at more than double the usual rate, while cargo flights between the two countries have yet to return to previous levels.

India’s consul-general to Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

India’s consul-general to Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

India’s envoy in Hong Kong Priyanka Chauhan said price instability and transport disruptions had affected moves to ramp up production in India to deal with its recent surge in coronavirus cases, and the Chinese government could step in.READ FULL ARTICLE

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