The ministry of civil aviation is undertaking continuous efforts at the policy level and ground level to add substantially in the country’s fight against COVID-19.
The cargo delivered to various parts of the country includes COVID-19 related reagents, enzymes, medical equipment, testing kits & PPE, masks, gloves & other accessories of HLL & cargo requisitioned by State/UT Governments and also postal packets.
With the delivery of essential medical supplies to various states and ICMR centres across the country, the following has been achieved:
- Delivery of reagents/ medical kits enables testing of patients on time and hence further steps are taken accordingly
- Doctors, as well as other people, can protect themselves and others with the use of masks and gloves delivered through these flights
- Medical supplies delivered to NE and remote areas ensures that no region of the country is left behind in this fight against COVID-19
Hub & spoke lifeline services have been started so that simultaneously, different and far located parts of the country can be catered to and resources are utilised optimally.
Air India and IAF collaborated for Ladakh, Dimapur, Imphal, Gangtok, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Chennai and Port Blair.
A dedicated Medical Air Cargo related website LIFELINE UDAN has been launched and is functional. The link is available on the MoCA website (www.civilaviation.gov.in).