COVID-19 testing laboratory at Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru is operational for testing
Indian Air Force has airlifted nearly 25 tons of essential medical supplies in last three days from Delhi, Surat, Chandigarh to Manipur, Nagaland and the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh as part of IAF’s efforts to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus and the management of COVID-19.
The medical supplies include Personal Protective Equipment, hand sanitizers, surgical gloves, thermal scanners and medical personnel. Regular airlift of COVID test samples from the Union Territory of Ladakh to Delhi is also being carried. Towards this, C-17, C-130, An-32. AVRO and Dornier aircraft of IAF are being tasked on as required basis and IAF is adequately geared up to meet all the emerging demands, a statement from the Indian Air Force read.
In addition, several quarantine facilities created at various IAF bases across the country, continue in a state of readiness. Medical care to Indian citizens evacuated from Iran and Malaysia is being provided at Air bases at Hindan and Tambaram respectively. COVID-19 testing laboratory at Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru is operational for testing.
Meanwhile, the statement added comprehensive measures have been taken to control the spread of the contagion at all bases of the IAF.