The ventilators, originally built for use in U.S., are being ‘repurposed’ for donations to several countries, including India
India would take delivery of 200 ventilators donated by the United States within the next month, government sources said on Monday.
The ventilators, which would be paid for by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), would arrive in May and June and the final delivery schedule notified next week, the sources said.
USAID, which would pay the company producing the ventilators directly, would also send the technical specifications of the equipment being sent, the sources stated.
While the government has not commented on the total value of the donation, it is likely to be funded by an additional grant of $3 million that USAID made last month.
In a statement on April 16, the U.S. government said the funds through USAID would help “mitigate the spread of COVID-19” and focus on financing healthcare access.