New Delhi , Apr 30:
The US government, through its aid agency USAID, has announced an additional grant of USD 3 million to help India combat the coronavirus pandemic.
On April 6, the USAID had announced a grant of USD 2.9 million to India to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus.
US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster said the additional funding will further support India’s response to COVID-19.
This additional funding to support India in its continuing efforts to combat COVID-19 is yet another example of the strong and enduring partnership between the United States and India, a release issued by the US Embassy here quoted the envoy as saying.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is one of the leading aid agencies globally.
The USAID is providing these funds to the Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity (PAHAL) project, an innovative financing platform, the release said.
To date, USAID has provided USD 5.9 million to assist India in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.