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South Korean body joins Delhi govt in Covid 19 fight

South Korea investors contribute towards Covid 19 preparedness

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in accordance with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) contributed medical equipment and other supplies to the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) as part of Delhi government's fight against the Covid 19 pandemic.

DDC, a think-tank aligned with the Delhi government, prescribes sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi.

These comprise oxygen concentrators with nasal cannula, personal protective gowns, sanitizing material, high-quality KF94 masks and pulse oximeters.

These will be distributed to government hospitals and public health facilities in Delhi to ensure that the impact of a third covid wave, if it hits, is minimised, the Asian Community News said.

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As a second step, we decided to support Indian nationals through Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi and CII Foundation, and finally we will donate 8,000 KF masks more to Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) for helping Indian nationals” Moon Young Kim, Managing Director-KOTRA Southwest Asia said, in a statement.

The medical supplies that are worth more than Rs 3.7 million are provided by six Korean companies.

In its bid to motivate more and more Korean companies to come forward and offer their donations to India, KOTRA is also providing incentives to such companies. KOTRA is bearing the shipping cost of the medical supplies which are imported to India and donating them to various agencies.

Meanwhile, Chang Jae-bok assumed charge as South Korea’s Ambassador to India last week. He will have to shoulder the responsibility of further deepening ties between Seoul and New Delhi. His role will also be amplified since many Korean companies are now looking at India as an investment destination.