IAF’s support towards fight against COVID-19: Know Here

IAF’s support towards fight against COVID-19: Know Here

IAF’s support towards fight against COVID-19: Indian Air Force has stepped up its efforts to meet all the emerging requirements of the Govt of India during the ongoing novel corona virus pandemic. Indian Air Force continues to airlift essential supplies of medicine and ration along with medical personnel within the country, to equip state governments and supporting agencies to combat the contagion effectively.
On 25 Apr 20, Indian Air Force's transport aircraft landed at Lengpui Airport in Mizoram with 22 tonnes of medical supplies meant for combating Covid-19. The supplies were airlifted for the governments of Mizoram and Meghalaya. Till date, Indian Air Force has transported approximately 600 tonnes of medical equipment and support material.
A 15 member team of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Rapid Response had been sent to Kuwait on 11 Apr 20 in response to the request from state of Kuwait to the Govt of India On completion of the task, the team was airlifted back from Kuwait in a C-130 aircraft of Indian Air Force on 25 Apr 20. During the return, a six-year old girl suffering from cancer, requiring immediate emergency surgery was also evacuated along with her father
Indian Air Force continues to maintain op preparedness, while following all the guidelines issued by the Government of India ensuring social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the novel corona virus in Indian Air Force work places. As the nation takes big strides in its fight to contain and defeat the contagion, Indian Air Forcereaffirms its commitment to meet all emerging needs in a professional manner.

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