A health worker walks inside the Commonwealth Games stadium temporarily converted into a Covid-19 care center in New Delhi, India, on May 5.

India has received the first part of a shipment of an oxygen generating plant from Germany, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said in a tweet on Thursday.

“We thank our trustworthy partner Germany deeply for providing a massive oxygen generation system. Capacity to produce up to 4 lakh [400,000] Liters of O2 / day. Shipping in 2 parts. The first part arrived today. Further increase our oxygen capacity, ”said Bagchi.

The official Twitter account of the German Air Force, its air force, shared videos and pictures of the broadcast and said it had continued its humanitarian aid mission to India.

“Another A400M is equipped with life-saving equipment to support the fight against Covid. Good cooperation between the air force, the medical service of the German armed forces and the European Union ”, it says in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Colonel Wolfgang Stern, deputy commodore of the German Air Force Transport Fleet 62, said in an interview in front of the camera: “Flights like this are never routine and especially in this case we fly all the way to India and transport cargo that has never been dispatched before preparation and planning requires special attention. But especially when it comes to human life, we feel the special motivation of everyone involved, which makes these flights so special. “

“The equipment can produce 400,000 liters of gaseous oxygen per day under textbook conditions, which means that 28 patients are cared for in the intensive care unit,” added Major Sascha Haugk, logistics expert in the medical service, in the handout video of the Bundeswehr.

Even more background: When India’s Covid-19 crisis crossed the breaking point last month, dozens of countries pledged critical help. Last week plane loads arrived with ventilators, oxygen supplies and antiviral drugs. Photos showed huge parcels being unloaded at New Delhi airport.

Much of the freight shipped was not delivered immediately, however, as local hospitals demanded more provisions. Medical workers and local officials are still reporting the same devastating bottlenecks that have weighed on the health system for weeks, and raise questions about where aid is going, even with overseas donors.

Indian Government Junior Cabinet Minister Ashwini Kr. Choubey tweeted Wednesday that “Covid-19 supplies received from the global community have been effectively assigned to states and UTs by the Indian government”.