Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Home News Reports The United States confirms that they are donating ventilators to India for free, media...

The United States confirms that they are donating ventilators to India for free, media reports claiming India needs to pay $2.6 million are fake

Shortly after US President Donald Trump promised to donate ventilators to India, some media houses reported that actually the ventilators are not being donated to India, as they will cost $2.6 million for India

Days after the American President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be donating ventilators to India to support its fight against the menace of coronavirus, highlighting the close cooperation between the two countries to defeat the “invisible enemy”, the first tranche of 50 ventilators are being sent to India from the United States.

Contrary to the raging speculations that a cost element is attached to the donation of ventilators by the United States, the Director of the United Staes for International Development (USAID), the organisation overlooking the donation of ventilators to India, clarified that the ventilators as promised by the US President are a part of the donation and no cost is going to be charged from the recipient.

Ramona El Hamzaoui, acting director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said, “this is a donation. The US government plans to donate 200 ventilators to India, and we expect the first tranche of 50 to arrive soon”.

Liberals liberally shared unfounded rumours

Shortly after US President Donald Trump promised to donate ventilators to India, some media houses reported that actually the ventilators are not being donated to India, as they will cost $2.6 million for India. Quoting unnamed officials, the reports said that “each of these mobile ventilators is estimated to cost $ 13,000 (Rs 9.6 lakh at current exchange rates) without accounting for the transportation costs. In all, the ventilators will cost about $ 2.6 million (or Rs 192 million) plus freight charges”.

Soon several left-liberal Indians, who harbour pathological hatred for PM Modi and couldn’t stand the strengthening bond between the two countries, fell over themselves to widely promulgate the unverified reports that the ventilators provided by the United States will come with an exorbitant price tag. From casting aspersions over India’s wisdom of buying ventilators from the United States to mocking the Modi-Trump personal bond, liberals of all hues used the rumours as a premise to unleash their hatred against PM Modi.

Former NDTV journalist Maya Mirchandani, who now hosts a video blog on left-wing propaganda site The Wire, posted a tweet expressing surprise over the price tag being attached to the donations given by the United States. Raising doubts over the Indian government’s economic prudence, Mirchandani wondered as to why the Centre has agreed for an exorbitant trade deal when the country is producing a large number of ventilators.

However, Ms Mirchandani later issued a clarification saying that the consignment of ventilators from the US is a part of donation and India will not have to pay for the critical medical equipment as stated earlier.

Habitual fake news peddler Ashok Swain, who is a glutton for perpetually having egg on his face, jumped the gun to criticise India’s ties with the United States. Quoting the Hindustan Times article which claimed that India may have to pay $2.6 million for the ventilators, Swain took a swipe at PM Modi by saying that India spent $12 million on US President’s 3-hour visit to India and yet the American President is referring to it as ‘donation’.

The official Telangana Congress Twitter handle also actively partook in fanning rumours about the supposed trade deal between India and the United States for procuring ventilators. It criticised PM Modi for apparently not standing up to the American President Donald Trump and paying money for the donations.

Believing the unverified news about India made to pay for the ventilators gifted by the United States, Congress MLA Priyank Kharge took to Twitter to deride PM Modi by tweeting “there are no free lunches”.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Rana Ayyub tells Harvard University students how to speak ‘truth to power’, after spreading fake news over Ghaziabad fake hate crime

Rana Ayyub interacted with the students of Harvard University over challenges facing journalism and 'speaking truth to power'.

Mamata Banerjee, after promising monthly stipends for women, faces ‘financial shortage’ in keeping her poll promise

West Bengal government might have to cut down on fund allocation to other Departments to keep Lakshmi Bhandar scheme afloat.

Uttar Pradesh: Forced mass religious conversion accused Mohammad Umar Gautam was felicitated by AMU alumni for ‘spreading Islam’

Mohammad Umar Gautam and his associated at the Islamic Dawah Centre(IDC) preyed on vulnerable and poor people, those with listening and speaking disabilities, and converted them to Islam

The MVA report card: Maharashtra government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

10-min read: As the Maha Vikas Aghadi struggles to keep itself afloat, here's a snapshot on the Maharashtra government's handling of the pandemic.

Congress Toolkit team now comes up with a ‘white paper’ on COVID management, here is how it is flawed

Congress has released a white paper cautioning on the third wave of COVID-19, which appears as an extension of the toolkit that was exposed last month

86 lakh vaccinations: Why BJP had the most perfect day yesterday

Rahul Gandhi has done the BJP a favour, as usual when it comes to criticising the recordbreaking number of COVID vaccination.

Recently Popular

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

Oxfam says reporting rape cases harms black and marginalised people, blames ‘privileged white women’ for root causes of sexual violence

Oxfam says that fighting against sexual assault legitimises criminal punishment, which harms black and other marginalised people

After MC Kode, Vastavik Muhfaad abuses Lord Krishna while dissing another rapper, songs laced with expletives and drug promotion

In another ‘high on abuses’ song, Muhfaad refers to Hindu gods Ram and Sita in a similar depreciative manner.

Video of a person making anti-India comments circulated on social media falsely claiming that it is the founder of Himalaya Drug Company

Muhammad Manal, the founder of HImalaya Drug Company died in 1986, and the person in the viral video is one Naqi Ahmed Nadwi
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
555,363FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe