Indian Air Force’s Support Towards Fight Against Covid-19

Indian Air Force’s Support Towards Fight Against Covid-19

Indian Air Force’s Support Towards Fight Against Covid-19: Indian Air Force continues its active support to the nation in the fight against COVID-19. Indian Air Force has mobilised its Transport and Rotary Wing aircraft along with the necessary support infrastructure to create and maintain ‘air-bridges’ between nodal supply bases and recipient locations across the country. Indian Air Force has undertaken transportation of medical supplies including PPE, testing kits, sanitization material and associated equipment along with the movement by air of medical personnel.
Indian Air Force has airlifted material to locations in 16 States and Union Territories of J&K, Ladakh and Puducherry. The critical requirement of transporting swab samples for testing from the UT of Ladakh continues to be undertaken by Indian Air Force. In addition, Indian Air Force has also airlifted COVID support material for various agencies including DRDO and ICMR. Till date, IAF has transported approximately 450 Tonnes of medical equipment and support materials.           
Information about the precautions for COVID-19 along with the regular guidelines issued by the Government of India continues to be disseminated to all IAF bases. Stringent sanitization and social distancing measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Indian Air Force workplaces. The ‘Arogya Setu’ application is being utilised by Indian Air Force personnel and their family members as a proactive measure for keeping them safe.
As the nation takes big strides in its fight to contain and defeat the contagion, Indian Air Force reaffirms its commitment to meet all emerging needs in a professional manner.  
Source:PIB

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