Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Hyd airport handles over 11K O2 concentrators

Hyderabad: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) has handled more than 11,000 oxygen concentrators and over 100 tonnes of Covid vaccines so far.

Starting from May 1, more than 11,500 units of oxygen concentrators have been brought into Hyderabad from across the globe and from other cities in India, GHAC said on Wednesday.

The shipments have arrived on both scheduled flights as well as special charters as nations, governments, airlines, airports, customs, freight forwarders, ground handlers and all stakeholder joined together to rush the much needed equipment into India.

GHAC has constituted a special task force comprising customs authorities, airlines, freight forwarders and other stakeholders to ensure speedy clearance and handling of Covid relief material consignments.

Recently, GHAC facilitated a large shipment of oxygen concentrators which were donated to Telangana government by a private organization. Telangana's minister for municipal administration & urban development, industry & commerce and information technology, and Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar received them at the Cargo terminal.

GMR Ever since the Covid-19 breakout, GHAC has been in the forefront in the fight against the pandemic. It has been continuously working towards efficient handling and distribution of Covid relief materials. It seamlessly handled several freighters carrying Vaccines, medical equipment and Covid relief material like PPE Kits, masks, sanitizers etc.

Of late there has been a big surge in the movement of oxygen concentrators into Hyderabad to meet the medical demands due to the pandemic.

26/05/21 IANS/Daijiworld

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