Indian Air Force has deployed 42 transport aircraft for COVID-19 relief tasks, including 12 heavy lift and 30 medium-lift aircraft.
“IAF has deployed 42 transport aircraft for COVID relief tasks including 12 heavy lift and 30 medium lift aircraft. They’re used to bring in relief measures, personnel and material from abroad,” said Air Vice Marshal M Ranade.
“So far we’ve lifted about 75 oxygen containers and it is in progress,” Ranade added.
IAF aircraft are engaged in several workers including airlifting oxygen containers from other countries and medical oxygen transportation within the country as the second wave of COVID-19 continue to ravage the country.
India reported 4.01 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the union health ministry on Saturday. The cumulative number of cases in the country has now gone up to 2.18 crore.
India registered 3,18,609 discharges in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall recoveries to 1,79,30,960.The total fatalities has reached 2,38,270 following 4,187 deaths in the last 24 hours. At present, India has 37,23,446 active coronavirus cases.