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
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 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