The Indian Air Force (IAF) has stepped up its efforts to meet all the emerging requirements of the Centre in its fight against COVID-19.
AF continues to airlift essential supplies of medicine and ration along with medical personnel within the country, to equip state governments and supporting agencies to combat the contagion effectively.
On Saturday, IAF’s transport aircraft landed at Lengpui Airport in Mizoram with 22 tonnes of medical supplies meant for combating COVID-19.
The supplies were airlifted for the governments of Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Till date, IAF has transported approximately 600 tonnes of medical equipment and support material.
A 15-member team of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Rapid Response had been sent to Kuwait on April 11 in response to the request from Kuwait.
On completion of the task, the team was airlifted back from Kuwait in a C-130 aircraft of IAF on Saturday.
During the return, a six-year-old girl suffering from cancer, requiring immediate emergency surgery was also evacuated along with her father
IAF continues to maintain op preparedness while following all the guidelines issued by the Centre ensuring social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in IAF workplaces.
As the nation takes big strides in its fight to contain and defeat the contagion, IAF reaffirms its commitment to meet all emerging needs in a professional manner.