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India sends Hydroxychloroquine and other Life Saving Drugs to Mauritius

High Commission of India
Port Louis

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As a mark of our longstanding special friendship, The Government of India today provided Hydroxychloroquine (half a million tablets) to the Government of Mauritius, as per their request.

Hon. Vice Prime Minister of Mauritius Mrs. Leela Devi Luchoomun Dookun received the consignment that arrived this evening in Mauritius through a special Air India cargo flight from Delhi. The shipment was made possible as a special gesture although a restriction on its export from India continues to be in force in view of the unprecedented prevailing difficult situation because of Covid19 global pandemic.

Mauritius is one of the first countries to receive supplies of this medicine after a special exemption was granted for a few countries. This demonstrates the unique ties between our two countries.

The consignment is part of the 13 tons of essential lifesaving medicines that have been sent for Mauritius. This is the first such consignment of essential medicines and a second consignment will follow in coming weeks.

India is a proud partner of Mauritius and remains committed to contributing to the public health and welfare of all people of Mauritius.

A recent example of this continuing decades’ long partnership in building health infrastructure is the ENT Hospital that was e-inaugurated jointly by Hon. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi on 3 October 2019.

India will continue to work closely with Mauritius in these difficult times.

15 April 2020

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