Amid the devastating COVID-19 disaster within the nation, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has transported as many as 180 empty cryogenic oxygen containers and different reduction materials like oxygen cylinders, oxygen plant gear, important medicines and hospital gear. The Airlift of the IAF’s RAMT (Rapid Action Medical Team) and medical officers and personnel of the Indian Navy has additionally been undertaken.
A complete of eight C-17, 4 IL-76, ten C-130, and 20 An-32 plane, in addition to Mi-17V5 and Chinook helicopters, have been employed by the IAF and have collectively clocked over 360 hours of flying.
The nation is at the moment witnessing a catastrophic COVID-19 wave. Over the previous couple of weeks, hospitals have repeatedly flagged shortages in medical provides together with medical oxygen.
As many as 3,57,229 new COVID-19 circumstances, 3,20,289 discharges and three,449 deaths had been reported within the nation on Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry knowledgeable.
The complete circumstances stand at 2,02,82,833, whereas 1,66,13,292 recoveries have been reported up to now. The dying toll stands at 2,22,408.
There are at the moment 34,47,133 lively circumstances within the nation.
(With ANI inputs)