New Delhi: Aerospace major Boeing has offered medical aids in the forms of field hospitals in association with various NGOs and States where the COVID situation remains highly dangerous in India.
Reports said Boeing has been in talks with the States governments, including UP, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, for setting up hospitals in their jurisdictions to provide medical services to COVID patients.
The funding, land and utilities, facility, equipment, doctors as well as medicines for the programme will be provided through a partnership model by the joint effort of Boeing, the concerned state government and NGO partners, 'Doctors for You' and 'Care USA'.
The state governments have agreed to provide the infrastructure and utilities while 'Doctors for You' will provide the medical infrastructure and staff.
"We are in conversations with local and international relief organisations to deploy Boeing's $10-million emergency assistance package to support India's Covid-19 response," said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.
"As part of that effort, we're working with medical, government and public health experts across India to provide relief, including medical supplies and emergency health care to communities most impacted," he added
Earlier, last month, Boeing had announced a $10 million emergency assistance package to support India's Covid-19 response.
The exponential rise in new coronavirus cases in India has been termed a humanitarian crisis.