NEW DELHI: Air India will convey round 600 oxygen concentrators on its two US-India flights within the subsequent two days, aviation business sources stated on Sunday.
These oxygen concentrators have been ordered by personal entities, the sources talked about.
Various hospitals throughout the nation proceed to grapple with a extreme scarcity of medical oxygen on Sunday even after receiving emergency provides.
Twenty individuals died at Delhi’s Jaipur Golden Hospital on Saturday amid a scarcity of oxygen.
Sources stated Air India plans to convey round 10,000 oxygen concentrators for personal entities within the coming weeks.
When requested about this matter, Air India spokesperson stated the airline is ready to shoulder the duty of carrying oxygen concentrators or any consignment into India.
“Obviously, Air India with its experience of international operations and wide-body fleet is fully capable of carrying a large volume of cargo consignments,” the spokesperson talked about.
“It goes without saying that we will continue to play a major role in transporting oxygen (equipment) and serve our nation in whatever role assigned to us,” the spokesperson stated.
A file single-day rise of three,46,786 coronavirus instances pushed India’s tally of an infection to 1,66,10,481, whereas lively instances crossed the 25-lakh mark, in response to the Union well being ministry knowledge up to date on Saturday.
The dying toll rose to 1,89,544 with a file 2,624 extra fatalities in a day, the information up to date at eight am confirmed.