IAF C-17s airlifted cryogenic oxygen containers from Pune, Indore & Bhopal to Jamnagar, Baroda to Ranchi & Hindan to Panagarh yesterday.
Another set of containers was airlifted by IAF C-17 from Bangkok to Panagarh Air Base. pic.twitter.com/GP4Str0KAf
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Indian Airforce officials confirmed that the Indian Air Force (IAF) has airlifted four empty oxygen tankers from Bangkok, Thailand, to Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Wednesday.
Furthermore, two Singapore Air Force C-130 aircraft delivered a total of 256 oxygen cylinders to the Panagarh air base in West Bengal, they added.
India is now gasping for breath as it is the onslaught of the deadly second wave of coronavirus infection, with hospitals in several states suffering from a lack of medical oxygen and beds.
The IAF airlifted nine cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai and Singapore to Panagarh on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the IAF conducted a number of domestic flights to transport oxygen tankers from one location to another.
According to officials, it used its C-17 aircraft to transport eight oxygen tankers to Ranchi, two from each of Agra, Hindon, Gwalior, and Chandigarh. Another C-17 was used to transport two oxygen tankers from Indore to Raipur and one oxygen tanker from Bhopal to Surat, according to the report.
According to officials, the IAF transported two oxygen tankers from Jodhpur to Jamnagar.
Another C-17 plane flew an oxygen tanker from Indore to Jamnagar, they said.
The Indian Air Force airlifted eight cryogenic oxygen containers from Hyderabad to Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, two from Bhopal to Ranchi, and two from Chandigarh to Ranipur.
Since last Friday, the IAF has been airlifting empty oxygen tankers and containers to various filling stations across the country in order to expedite the distribution of critical medical oxygen to COVID-19 patients.
The IAF has also transported critical medicines and equipment needed by designated COVID hospitals across the country.