2 Navy ships bring 100 MT oxygen
New Delhi, May 11
Stepping up the Covid relief operation, two more Indian warships, INS Kochi and INS Tabar, reached the New Mangalore Port on Tuesday carrying critical medical supplies.
Both ships with cumulative consignment of 100 MT liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in five containers and 1,200 oxygen cylinders had loaded the consignment from Kuwait.
The shipment has been handed to the Indian Oil Corporation. Meanwhile, a 255-bed covid care hospital has been opened in Lucknow under the corporate social responsibility of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the hospital which will be managed by the UP Government through Care India, an NGO and charity organisation. The technical support is being provided by the HAL. This is the second facility created by the MoD in Lucknow. The DRDO provided 500-bed facility opened last week.
Meanwhile, the Army’s Western Command in collaboration with the Haryana Government on Tuesday opened a 100-bed facility at Faridabad. In the past few days the Command has opened facilities at Patiala and Chandigarh. The Army has deployed its personnel, including its medical care professionals from the Army Medical Corps, to provide comprehensive treatment.