The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday picked up 4 cryogenic containers from Singapore for storage of liquid oxygen, officers stated.
The containers had been airlifted from Singapore by C17 heavy-lift plane of the IAF.
The plane with 4 cryogenic oxygen containers landed at Panagarh airbase in West Bengal at round 4:30 pm, the officers stated.
“Four cryogenic oxygen containers have arrived in India at Panagarh airbase in West Bengal from Singapore. The containers were airlifted in an IAF C-17 aircraft from Changi Airport in Singapore earlier this morning,” the Indian Air Force tweeted on Saturday.
India is fighting the second wave of coronavirus an infection and hospitals in a number of states are reeling below a scarcity of medical oxygen and beds in view of a rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances.
Since Friday, the IAF has been airlifting empty oxygen tankers and containers to numerous filling stations throughout the nation to hurry up the distribution of the much-needed medical oxygen in treating COVID-19 sufferers.
The IAF was additionally transporting important medicines in addition to gear required by the designated COVID-19 hospitals in numerous components of the nation.
“The Indian Air Force is taking sorties to reduce the transportation time of Oxygen and other critical supplies. One C-17 has reached Changi airport in Singapore today. These containers of cryogenic oxygen tanks will help boosting the oxygen supply in the country,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s workplace tweeted earlier.
On Friday, the Union Home Ministry stated it was in talks for the import of high-capacity oxygen-carrying tankers from Singapore and the UAE. The transfer got here after Union Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the coronavirus state of affairs within the nation.
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