Asianet NewsableAsianet Newsable

618 sorties, 336 MT oxygen containers: IAF's air warriors power Covid-19 fightback

To date, the IAF has carried out a total of 534 sorties within the country and 84 from abroad. Within the country, it airlifted 336 oxygen containers with a total capacity of 6,420 MT and other medical supplies and equipment. 

May 10, 2021, 9:31 PM IST

To contain the spread of Coronavirus across the country, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy have intensified their efforts in transporting medical supplies from abroad and within the country. 

To date, the IAF has carried out a total of 534 sorties within the country and 84 from abroad. Within the country, it airlifted 336 oxygen containers with a total capacity of 6,420 MT and other medical supplies and equipment. 

"The cities covered are Jamnagar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Panagarh, Indore, Ranchi, Agra, Jodhpur, Begumpet, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, Surat, Raipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Nagpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Baroda, Dimapur and Hindan," IAF Spokesperson Wing Commander Ashish Moghe said. 

The IAF has deputed its several transport aircraft of C-17 and IL-76 variants across the country and abroad to bring the Oxygen cryogenic tanks and other medical equipment. 

From abroad, the IAF aircraft airlifted 81 cryogenic oxygen storage containers with a total capacity of 1,407 MT along with 1,252 empty oxygen cylinders, 705 oxygen concentrators and Zeolite (respiratory oxygen raw material). 

"The equipment has been procured from Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Indonesia and Israel," he said.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona