IAS C-17 Craft Carrying Oxygen Tanks From Singapore Reaches India
The C-17 aircraft reached Changi Airport Singapore earlier this morning and landed at Panagarh airbase at 4:30 pm.
The C-17 Indian Air Force aircraft, which was carrying four containers of cryogenic oxygen tanks, has landed at the Panagarh airbase after leaving Singapore on Saturday, 24 April.
In an earlier statement the MHA stated that it is coordinating lifting of the high-capacity tankers from abroad to cater to the domestic demand for medical oxygen.
The C-17 aircraft got airborne at 2 am from the Hindon Air Base and reached the Changi International Airport in Singapore at around 7:45 am.
Meanwhile, the German Embassy in India also announced that private German company Linder together with Tata have managed to secure 24 oxygen transport tanks that will be airlifted to India to increase transport capacity of medical oxygen to COVID hotspots in India.
Hospitals across India have been putting out SOS calls on social media to seek medical oxygen for their critical patients.
Twenty-five people died last night at the Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi due to shortage of medical oxygen, a top official at the hospital said on Saturday, highlighting the worsening situation in the national capital's hospitals.
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