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Additional $41 million assistance to help announced by US to India

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The US Agency for International Development said, “India came to the assistance of the United States during this country’s time of need, and now the United States stands with the people of India as they continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.”

USAID announced an additional $41 million in support to help India respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen the country’s preparedness for Covid-19 and future health emergencies.

USAID’s assistance will support access to Covid-19 testing, pandemic-related mental health services, timely referrals to medical services, and access to healthcare in remote areas, the independent agency of the US federal government primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance said.

Through this additional funding, USAID will continue to partner with India to strengthen healthcare supply chains and electronic health information systems, support its vaccination efforts, and mobilize and coordinate private sector relief, it said.

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