India-China/Oxygen Concentrators/Aid

Chinese locals work around clock to help India fight COVID-19: Indian entrepreneur

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Mumbai, India - April 26, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. People at entrance to makeshift hospital
2. Sign reading "Dedicated COVID Hospital, Bandra-Kurla Complex"

Beijing, China - May 2, 2021 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rahul Aggarwal, founder, Democracy People Foundation (ending with shots 4-5):
"It was exactly one week back last Friday when we wanted to do something about what is happening in India. When we are seeing every day, we are hearing people losing their lives. There is so much lack of oxygen everywhere. So 100 oxygen concentrators between two hospitals. When we started reaching out to hospitals, we very quickly understood that this was not something that a hundred of these could solve. That is when I reached out to a lot of my friends who started this initiative called 'mission oxygen'. We have already placed orders for 6,000 oxygen concentrators."

Mumbai, India - April 26, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of medical workers in protective suits
5. Various of patients, medical workers, equipment at ward

FILE: China - Exact Date and Location Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of workers checking oxygen equipment

Beijing, China - May 2, 2021 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rahul Aggarwal, founder, Democracy People Foundation (starting with shot 6/overlaid with shots 8-9):
"I have a lot of friends who do a lot of work from China, and they have been importing stuff from China for the last 15 years. They helped out. They even have offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and they deployed local people on the ground. That has really helped us procure these oxygen concentrators in such a short period of time. We are getting a tremendous amount of support because the people working for us right now in our logistics team in China have been working 24-7. They've been sleeping in factories, they've been visiting warehouses. They have been flying from one city to another city at 23:00 at night, reaching [there] at 02:00 in the morning. So I think in terms of the kind of support that we're getting from the local Chinese people, it is tremendous. They feel the pain that we as Indians are feeling today."

FILE: Hunan Province, central China - Exact Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of people carrying boxes to truck; boxes
9. Various of truck leaving

New Delhi, India - April 20, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Various of ambulance running on road

Beijing, China - May 2, 2021 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Rahul Aggarwal, founder, Democracy People Foundation (starting with shot 10/ending with shot 12):
"Today, we are facing the troubles. I don't think this is any longer only a cause for India or China or any other country. It's a humanitarian a cause now. One human is coming forward to help another human. I think that is what is happening right now."

Mumbai, India - May 1, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various of sign reading (English) "Rajawadi COVID-19 Vaccination Center", pedestrians
13. Posters about COVID-19 vaccination, pedestrians
14. People at vaccination site

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Chinese locals have been offering tremendous support to people in India which is currently suffering from a sever lack of oxygen amid the latest wave of COVID-19 infections, said an Indian entrepreneur on Sunday as part of a humanitarian initiative.

Rahul Aggarwal is one of the founders at Democracy People Foundation (DPF), a local non-governmental organization that launched "Mission Oxygen" which aims to procure oxygen concentrators from Chinese manufacturers and deliver them to hospitals in India.

The NGO has ordered 6,000 oxygen concentrators from Chinese companies as India is facing a severe shortage of oxygen supplies at hospitals nationwide, the humanitarian said in an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN).

"It was exactly one week back last Friday when we wanted to do something about what is happening in India. When we are seeing every day, we are hearing people losing their lives. There is so much lack of oxygen everywhere," Aggarwal said.

When the foundation checked in on hospitals, Aggarwal found out that there were only 100 oxygen concentrators between two hospitals.

"When we started reaching out to hospitals, we very quickly understood that this was not something that a hundred of these could solve. That is when I reached out to a lot of my friends who started this initiative called 'mission oxygen'. We have already placed orders for six thousand oxygen concentrators," he said.

Aggarwal said that the initiative has been able to swiftly get the urgently needed oxygen tanks through business connections across China who were quick to respond to the calls for help.

"I have a lot of friends who do a lot of work from China, and they have been importing stuff from China for the last 15 years. They helped out. They even have offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and they deployed local people on the ground. That has really helped us procure these oxygen concentrators in such a short period of time," he said.

The entrepreneur highlighted the enormous effort that his Chinese contacts have been giving by traveling across the country and working non-stop.

"We are getting a tremendous amount of support because the people working for us right now in our logistics team in China have been working 24-7. They've been sleeping in factories, they've been visiting warehouses. They have been flying from one city to another city at 23:00 at night, reaching [there] at 02:00 in the morning. So I think in terms of the kind of support that we're getting from the local Chinese people, it is tremendous. They feel the pain that we as Indians are feeling today," he said.

Aggarwal saw the humanitarian efforts as part of the connection from one individual to the other in hopes of beating the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Today, we are facing the troubles. I don't think this is any longer only a cause for India or China or any other country. It's a humanitarian a cause now. One human is coming forward to help another human. I think that is what is happening right now," he said.

A total of 368,147 new COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to over 19.9 million, according to the health ministry on Monday.

This marked the 12th straight day that the daily new cases surpassed 300,000 in India, taking the total tally to 19,925,604.

In addition, 3,417 more deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 218,959.

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  • ID : 8193176
  • Dateline : May 1/2, April 20/26, 2021/File
  • Location : China;India
  • Category : health
  • Duration : 2'07
  • Audio Language : English/Nats/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Published : 2021-05-03 22:05
  • Last Modified : 2021-05-03 22:14:58
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India-China/Oxygen Concentrators/Aid

Chinese locals work around clock to help India fight COVID-19: Indian entrepreneur

Dateline : May 1/2, April 20/26, 2021/File

Location : China;India

Duration : 2'07

  • English


Mumbai, India - April 26, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. People at entrance to makeshift hospital
2. Sign reading "Dedicated COVID Hospital, Bandra-Kurla Complex"

Beijing, China - May 2, 2021 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rahul Aggarwal, founder, Democracy People Foundation (ending with shots 4-5):
"It was exactly one week back last Friday when we wanted to do something about what is happening in India. When we are seeing every day, we are hearing people losing their lives. There is so much lack of oxygen everywhere. So 100 oxygen concentrators between two hospitals. When we started reaching out to hospitals, we very quickly understood that this was not something that a hundred of these could solve. That is when I reached out to a lot of my friends who started this initiative called 'mission oxygen'. We have already placed orders for 6,000 oxygen concentrators."

Mumbai, India - April 26, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. Various of medical workers in protective suits
5. Various of patients, medical workers, equipment at ward

FILE: China - Exact Date and Location Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
6. Various of workers checking oxygen equipment

Beijing, China - May 2, 2021 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rahul Aggarwal, founder, Democracy People Foundation (starting with shot 6/overlaid with shots 8-9):
"I have a lot of friends who do a lot of work from China, and they have been importing stuff from China for the last 15 years. They helped out. They even have offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and they deployed local people on the ground. That has really helped us procure these oxygen concentrators in such a short period of time. We are getting a tremendous amount of support because the people working for us right now in our logistics team in China have been working 24-7. They've been sleeping in factories, they've been visiting warehouses. They have been flying from one city to another city at 23:00 at night, reaching [there] at 02:00 in the morning. So I think in terms of the kind of support that we're getting from the local Chinese people, it is tremendous. They feel the pain that we as Indians are feeling today."

FILE: Hunan Province, central China - Exact Date Unknown (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of people carrying boxes to truck; boxes
9. Various of truck leaving

New Delhi, India - April 20, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
10. Various of ambulance running on road

Beijing, China - May 2, 2021 (CGTN - No access Chinese mainland)
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Rahul Aggarwal, founder, Democracy People Foundation (starting with shot 10/ending with shot 12):
"Today, we are facing the troubles. I don't think this is any longer only a cause for India or China or any other country. It's a humanitarian a cause now. One human is coming forward to help another human. I think that is what is happening right now."

Mumbai, India - May 1, 2021 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Various of sign reading (English) "Rajawadi COVID-19 Vaccination Center", pedestrians
13. Posters about COVID-19 vaccination, pedestrians
14. People at vaccination site


Chinese locals have been offering tremendous support to people in India which is currently suffering from a sever lack of oxygen amid the latest wave of COVID-19 infections, said an Indian entrepreneur on Sunday as part of a humanitarian initiative.

Rahul Aggarwal is one of the founders at Democracy People Foundation (DPF), a local non-governmental organization that launched "Mission Oxygen" which aims to procure oxygen concentrators from Chinese manufacturers and deliver them to hospitals in India.

The NGO has ordered 6,000 oxygen concentrators from Chinese companies as India is facing a severe shortage of oxygen supplies at hospitals nationwide, the humanitarian said in an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN).

"It was exactly one week back last Friday when we wanted to do something about what is happening in India. When we are seeing every day, we are hearing people losing their lives. There is so much lack of oxygen everywhere," Aggarwal said.

When the foundation checked in on hospitals, Aggarwal found out that there were only 100 oxygen concentrators between two hospitals.

"When we started reaching out to hospitals, we very quickly understood that this was not something that a hundred of these could solve. That is when I reached out to a lot of my friends who started this initiative called 'mission oxygen'. We have already placed orders for six thousand oxygen concentrators," he said.

Aggarwal said that the initiative has been able to swiftly get the urgently needed oxygen tanks through business connections across China who were quick to respond to the calls for help.

"I have a lot of friends who do a lot of work from China, and they have been importing stuff from China for the last 15 years. They helped out. They even have offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and they deployed local people on the ground. That has really helped us procure these oxygen concentrators in such a short period of time," he said.

The entrepreneur highlighted the enormous effort that his Chinese contacts have been giving by traveling across the country and working non-stop.

"We are getting a tremendous amount of support because the people working for us right now in our logistics team in China have been working 24-7. They've been sleeping in factories, they've been visiting warehouses. They have been flying from one city to another city at 23:00 at night, reaching [there] at 02:00 in the morning. So I think in terms of the kind of support that we're getting from the local Chinese people, it is tremendous. They feel the pain that we as Indians are feeling today," he said.

Aggarwal saw the humanitarian efforts as part of the connection from one individual to the other in hopes of beating the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Today, we are facing the troubles. I don't think this is any longer only a cause for India or China or any other country. It's a humanitarian a cause now. One human is coming forward to help another human. I think that is what is happening right now," he said.

A total of 368,147 new COVID-19 cases were reported in India in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to over 19.9 million, according to the health ministry on Monday.

This marked the 12th straight day that the daily new cases surpassed 300,000 in India, taking the total tally to 19,925,604.

In addition, 3,417 more deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 218,959.

ID : 8193176

Published : 2021-05-03 22:05

Last Modified : 2021-05-03 22:14:58

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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