Air India on Tuesday stated it has airlifted over 190 tonnes of medical gear from varied international locations, together with Germany, the US, the UK and Singapore, within the final 10 days amid an enormous surge of COVID-19.
India is battling the second wave of the coronavirus an infection as hospitals in a number of states are reeling below a extreme scarcity of medicine, gear, oxygen and beds.
In the final 10 days, Air India has been ferrying important medical gear equivalent to oxygen concentrators, BiPAP machines, and ventilators from a number of places globally, the airline stated in an announcement.
“Till date, we have carried more than 8,000 medical equipment worth over 190 tonnes from Hong Kong, Germany, USA, Singapore, Dubai, London etc. into India for onward delivery in various states,” it famous.
Various worldwide businesses equivalent to Amazon, Temasek Foundation, Phillips, Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and World Hindu Council of America have trusted Air India to move important medical gear and different provides to India, the assertion stated.
“In the coming days, we have plans to carry more such equipment in good numbers from countries from where it can be procured by any government or private agency,” it added.
India’s whole tally of COVID-19 circumstances crossed the 2-crore mark on Tuesday, with over 50 lakh infections being added in simply 15 days.
The whole tally of coronavirus circumstances within the nation has mounted to 2,02,82,833 with 3,57,229 new infections being reported in a day, whereas the demise toll elevated to 2,22,408 with 3,449 new fatalities, in response to the Union Health Ministry.