The Indian Air Drive (IAF) airlifted 4 empty oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to the Hindon air base in Delhi on Sunday, in response to an official assertion.
Furthermore, it used its C-17 plane to airlift 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton within the UK to the Chennai airbase in Tamil Nadu, the assertion learn.
India is combating the second wave of the coronavirus an infection as hospitals in a number of states are reeling beneath a scarcity of oxygen and beds.
“IAF’s C-17s are airlifting four cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt, Germany to Hindon airbase and 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton, UK to Chennai airbase,” its assertion mentioned.
The IAF additionally performed a number of flights inside India on Sunday to move oxygen containers from one place to a different.
It mentioned its C-17 plane on Sunday airlifted 2 cryogenic oxygen containers from Chandigarh to Bhubaneswar, two from Jodhpur to Jamnagar, two from Hindon to Ranchi, two from Indore to Jamnagar and two from Hindon to Bhubaneswar.
“The airlift of 1 cryogenic oxygen container from Hindon to Ranchi, two from Chandigarh to Ranchi and two from Agra to Ranchi is in progress,” the assertion famous.
A file 3,689 every day COVID-19 fatalities pushed India’s demise toll to 2,15,542, whereas the an infection rely reached 1,95,57,457 with 3,92,488 extra folks being confirmed constructive for the illness, in response to the Union Well being Ministry information up to date on Sunday.
The variety of lively instances has crossed the 33-lakh mark, the info up to date at eight am confirmed.
Since April 23, the IAF has been airlifting empty oxygen tankers and containers to numerous filling stations throughout the nation to hurry up the distribution of oxygen, wanted in treating COVID-19 sufferers.
Together with oxygen containers, the IAF has transported important medicines in addition to tools required by COVID hospitals in varied components of the nation.