The Indian Air Force (IAF) continues its support against Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) by transporting medical supplies to equip the state governments and supporting agencies to combat the contagion effectively and efficiently.
During the last few days, IAF airlifted essential medical supplies and commodities from nodal points to Manipur, Nagaland and Gangtok in Northeastern region, said the defence ministry and the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
Transport aircraft of @IAF_MCC providing support against #COVID19outbreak with medical supplies transported to equip the state governments and support agencies to combat the contagion. #SwasthaBharat #sayyes2precautions #MoDAgainstCorona #StayHomeIndia #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/EUcb8jKMej
— ADG (M&C) DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) April 7, 2020
In addition, AN-32 aircraft, on April 6, 2020, airlifted personnel and 3,500 kg of medical equipment of ICMR from Chennai to Bhubaneshwar for setting up of testing labs and facilities in Odisha.
The IAF has earmarked aircraft at nodal points to airlift medical supplies and equipment at short notice to proactively support operations against COVID-19, it added.
Each time a need arises for India, our men and women in the defence forces have stood tall to the occasion.
The IAF on Monday tweeted: “#HarKaamDeshKeNaam – The helicopters along with transport aircraft are undertaking missions towards the ongoing #Covid19 support operations. The medical supplies were airlifted by Mi17V5 from Baghdogra to Gangtok.”
#HarKaamDeshKeNaam – The helicopters along with transport aircraft are undertaking missions towards the ongoing #Covid19 support operations.
The medical supplies were airlifted by Mi17V5 from Baghdogra to Gangtok. pic.twitter.com/KB6xDCsgt2
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) April 6, 2020