Making the announcement on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force has joined their hands to combat Covid-19 across the country. Some aircrafts airlifted oxygen containers for recharging in support of the fight against coronavirus.
“The IAF transport fleet is supporting the fight against Covid-19. Airlift of medical personnel, critical equipment, and medicines are underway for Covid Hospitals and facilities across the country,” the Indian Air Force tweeted, sharing pictures.
The Indian Air Force has been airlifting oxygen containers, cylinders, essential medicine, equipment, and medical personnel in the battle against the sudden spike of COVID-19 cases.
This will help in enhancing the capacity and supply of oxygen across the nation amid the severe shortage due to the second wave of Covid-19.
Three empty oxygen containers were airlifted by the IAF to Panagarh in West Bengal to be filled and transported to other places. C-17 and II-76 heavy-lift aircraft were used by IAF to move the containers. Also, a Covid testing set-up was ferried to Leh.
Earlier this week, a meeting chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed to use the military infrastructure of the nation in the fight against Covid-19. He asked the armed forces to leverage their resources and help the civil administrations fight the rising COVID-19 caseload.