(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))
By Arwa Al-Wugayyan
KUWAIT, May 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced on Monday a planeload of relief supplies took off from Adbullah Al-Mubarak Air Base flying toward India to deliver medical supplies to the nation hospitals where the coronavirus casualties have surged alarmingly.
The 40 ton cargo includes medical materials, medicines and oxygen cylinders.
In a statement to KUNA, KRCS Director General Abdulrahman Al-Aoun said the humanitarian mission was part of the society activities to relieve Indian hospitals, in line with the State of Kuwait's standing on side of friendly nations.
Kuwait is in full solidarity with India under the current dire health conditions, he said, affirming that the society was seeking to put all possible medical resources at New Delhi's disposal.
The KRCS will coordinate with the State of Kuwait Embassy in India and the Indian Red Cross to deliver the medical supplies to the hospitals urgently to back up the nation effort in treating people sickened with the coronavirus, he added.
He affirmed the keenness on partaking in the humanitarian efforts to relieve the friendly Indian people in line with guidelines by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
"We are deeply alarmed due to the drastic surge in the number of the coronavirus casualties in India," he said affirming the resolve to aid the afflicted large country -- of some 1.3 billion people -- in an urgent manner.
Concluding, he expressed the KRCS condolences to the friendly Indian people on the casualties, inflicted by the virus. (end) akw.rk
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