IAF Airlifts 9 Cryogenic Oxygen Containers to India from Dubai, Singapore
IAG airlifted nine cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai and Singapore and has brought them to the Panagarh air base in West Bengal, states an official statement released on Wednesday. These containers were transported on Tuesday, it said.
Furthermore, the IAF's C-17 aircraft also airlifted two cryogenic oxygen containers from Indore to Jamnagar, and two more from Jodhpur and Udaipur to Jamnagar and two from Hindon to Ranchi, it said.
The statement says, "IAF's C-17s have airlifted six cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai to Panagarh Air Base. Another C-17s brought three oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh Air Base."
It further adds, The IAF also airlifted eight cryogenic oxygen containers from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar, two from Bhopal to Ranchi and two from Chandigarh to Ranchi.
Currently, the country is batteling with the second wave of the coronavirus infection and hospitals in various states are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds in view of a rising number of COVID-19 cases.
The IAF has been airlifting unfilled oxygen tankers and containers to several filling stations across India to speed up the distribution of the much-needed medical oxygen in treating COVID-19 patients.