The Indian High Commission today handed over a consignment of medical gloves to the Government of Sri Lanka as part of its ongoing assistance to fight against the COVID-19  pandemic.

Earlier this month India gifted about 13 tonnes consignment of essential life-saving medicines to Sri Lanka.

During the SAARC Leaders’ Video Conference on 15 March 2020, it was conveyed that India would offer online training capsules for the emergency response teams of the neighboring countries to assist them in their efforts in dealing with the COVID-19.

Accordingly, the Ministry of External Affairs of India is conducting e-ITEC short training live webinars for healthcare professionals on COVID Management Strategies and related aspects.

The first such webinar “COVID-19 Pandemic: Prevention and Management Guidelines for Health Care Professional” was organized at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Raipur from 17-21 April, 2020, in which 11 Medical Officers of the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka also participated, the Indian High Commission said in a press release.