Wednesday, April 28, 2021

256 oxygen concentrators arrive at Mumbai Airport from Singapore

Mumbai: As many as 256 oxygen concentrators have arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) from Singapore, weighing approximately 5,510 kgs, the private airport operator said on Wednesday.

Transported via Singapore Airlines, the first shipment landed in Mumbai on Tuesday and the second on Wednesday, consisting of 128 concentrators each.

“The offloading of these shipments was given topmost priority and the entire process was completed in a span of 15 minutes,” said airport officials.

Various hospitals across the states continue to grapple with a severe shortage of medical oxygen even after receiving emergency supplies.

The medical device concentrates oxygen from ambient air and is particularly helpful for patients who are isolating at home as well as for meeting the demands of hospitals running low on oxygen.

The private airport operator said that in the wake of the pandemic, the team at CSMIA has been relentlessly operating the cargo handling activities to cater to the greater need to mobilize and supply essential life-saving commodities across India and the world.

“The air cargo is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and CSMIA’s prior experience in the transportation of essential medical goods across the world enables the airport to extend its support during these challenging times.” said an airport official.

28/04/21 Pankaj Upadhyay/India Today

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