IAF aircraft are flying in doctors and medical supplies to Leh and flying out blood samples for COVID testing to Chandigarh and Delhi
As Indian Air Force (IAF) continues to take measures to provide all possible assistance to the civil administration across the country in containing the spread of COVID-19, it has created nine quarantine facilities of 200-300 personnel capacity each, at nodal IAF bases across the country.
Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore(CHAFB) has been designated as the first laboratory in the IAF to undertake COVID-19 testing which will enhance the region’s ability to carry out quick testing of suspected cases and allow prompt and timely intervention where required.
In order to monitor the prevailing situation, provide response and assistance as required, a 24×7 crisis management cell has been set up at Air Headquarters and various Command Headquarters.
“All measures and directives issued by the government towards containing the spread of COVID-19 has been strictly enforced across all IAF stations. IAF stands with the government in this fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 and provide all possible assistance to the citizens of the country,” according to an official press release from the IAF.