Covid-19 crisis: 5 tonnes of
dispatched from US
Over three hundred oxygen concentrators have been dispatched
on Sunday morning from New York to India, according to a
Government of India official based in the United States.
Air India's A102 is transporting five tonnes (5000kg) of oxygen
concentrators as cargo from the John F. Kennedy International
Airport in New York and is scheduled to land in Delhi by Monday
The wide-bodied passenger aircraft will operate non-stop for over
15 hours. India is witnessing a deadly COVID-19 wave, with the
country reporting over 3 lakh daily cases from the last few days.
The country is facing a critical shortage of oxygen amid a
devastating surge in COVID-19 infections.
"Apart from this consignment that's has been shipped by Philips
Atlanta, additional flights carrying oxygen concentrators will take
off from San Francisco and Newark to transport hundreds of
concentrators. The next flight from the US to India is scheduled to
depart from Newark airport and will land in Delhi on April 27,"
the Indian government official based in the United States told ANI.