Under the Oxygen Express, the Indian Navy is working to deliver oxygen to those islands of the country where it cannot be easily dispatched. Under this, oxygen cylinders and medical supplies are being transported from Kochi to Lakshadweep.
Relief operations have been intensified on behalf of the Indian Navy.
The whole country is facing Kovid 19 and is not taking the name of this pandemonium. Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has stepped up efforts towards providing relief in the country. The Navy has launched ‘Oxygen Express’ on Sunday. Its purpose is to provide relief in the coastal areas of the country. Let us tell you about this Oxygen Express of the Navy.
Oxygen Express reached Lakshadweep
Under the Oxygen Express, the Indian Navy is working to deliver oxygen to those islands of the country where it cannot be easily dispatched. Under this, oxygen cylinders and medical supplies are being transported from Kochi to Lakshadweep. Indian Navy’s petrol vessel INS Sharda delivered 35 oxygen cylinders. In addition, rapid antigen detection test kits, PPE kits, masks and other equipment were transported to Kavaratti Island.
Navy sent a team of doctors
After taking some of the luggage off Kavaratti, INS Sharda left for Minicoy Island. In addition, 41 empty oxygen cylinders were loaded from the island on board the ship Meghna, hired by the Navy. The ship then left for Kochi and will return to Lakshadweep after filling the empty cylinders here. This was confirmed by an officer. A doctor in the Navy team, two medical assistants and an additional naval have also arrived at Kadmat Island. This team has been sent here to help the Civil Administration in the fight against Kovid-19.
Patients will also be airlifted
“Southern Naval Command has reserved 10 beds at INSH Sanjivani, including the ICU facilities,” an official said. Its aim is to recruit patients in Lakshadweep in case of shortage of beds. Apart from this, the Navy has also kept an alert on its air station INS Garuda. Patients will be taken by helicopter if needed here. Sources have been told that Air Evacuation Pods which have been developed at the Naval Aircraft Yard in Kochi in the country, have been kept ready to airlift patients from the island and other parts.
HAL too ready
9 Defense PSUs and 41 factories including Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) among them are providing necessary medical help to Civil Administration. The 180-bed Kovid Care Center, which includes ICU to oxygen and ventilator support, has been developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). This Kovid Care Center has started in Bengaluru. Apart from this, the facility with 70 beds facility has been prepared in Koraput, Odisha. Similarly, 40-bed hospitals have started in Nashik, Maharashtra. HAL is soon to start a 250-bed Kovid Care Center in Lucknow.
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