Another consignment of containers for the transportation of medical oxygen has arrived in India from Thailand, the Union Home Ministry said.
This is the third consignment of empty oxygen containers flown to the country in the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) transport aircraft by the Home Ministry amidst a surge in COVID-19 cases and a subsequent increase in demand for medical oxygen.
India is struggling with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and hospitals in several States are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds as the number of cases rises.
The first consignment of empty oxygen containers was airlifted from Singapore on Saturday. Another batch of containers was brought from Dubai on Monday.