The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted 4 empty oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany to the Hindon air base in Delhi on Sunday, in accordance with an official assertion.
Moreover, 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 battling the second wave of the coronavirus an infection as hospitals in a number of states are reeling underneath a scarcity of oxygen and beds.
“IAF’s C-17s are airlifting 4 cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt, Germany to Hindon airbase and 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton, UK to Chennai airbase,” its assertion stated.
The IAF additionally performed a number of flights inside India on Sunday to move oxygen containers from one place to a different.
It stated 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 one 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 day by day COVID-19 fatalities pushed India’s demise toll to 2,15,542, whereas the an infection depend reached 1,95,57,457 with 3,92,488 extra folks being confirmed optimistic for the illness, in accordance with the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Sunday.
The variety of lively circumstances has crossed the 33-lakh mark, the information 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.
Along with oxygen containers, the IAF has transported important medicines in addition to tools required by COVID hospitals in numerous elements of the nation.