Indian Air Force ferries oxygen tankers to Indore & other COVID-hit cities in MP to aid relief!

IAF has now been roped into airlifting oxygen tankers across different cities in MP and other states, with promptness and efficiency.

Several cities in Madhya Pradesh such as Indore, Bhopal and Jabalpur, are not only battling against the COVID-19 infection rise but also the scarce availability of medical resources. With the health infrastructure crippling under pressure, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has now been pressed into service, to transport oxygen tankers to these and akin COVID-hit cities in MP and India.

Additionally, the Union Defence Minister has further directed all defence establishments to set up more COVID-19 hospitals, use emergency powers and bring retired personnel to guard any further surge.


IAF to the oxygen rescue

In a bid to meet the rising demands for medical-grade oxygen across the nation, IAF has now been roped into airlifting oxygen tankers across different cities, with promptness and efficiency. Hospitals in Madhya Pradesh are suffering aggressively under the clutches of the second COVID wave, which has washed over its resources, revealing an acute shortage. To fill in these gaps, the IAF will airlift oxygen tankers and cylinders directly from Gujarat's Jamnagar to Indore.

In a tweet, the Indian Air Force stated, "The IAF transport fleet is supporting the fight against Covid-19. Airlift of medical personnel, critical equipment, and medicines is underway for Covid Hospitals and facilities across the country."

The government is also viewing to import oxygen from neighbouring nations and allies across the world, to beef up its supply and availability, in the face of an emergency demand. Reportedly, oxygen generation plants and containers will be procured from Germany to establish independent manufacturing units.

Indore's COVID-19 figures

As of now, around 12,384 new cases were reported in MP in the last 24 hours, where tallies of fresh infections in Indore surged to 1,782; the highest till date. The state's positivity rate stands at 24.2% which has resulted in a total of 87,640 COVID-19 cases, as yet. The state witnessed 10,833 recoveries on Thursday where 2,089 were recorded in Indore. At the same time, 74 deaths in MP and 6 in Indore, added to the fatality toll.

Stepping out for COVID vaccination? Here are 5 measures you should keep in mind!

Make sure to not get the virus back home from the vaccination site itself by following these 5 simple steps!

When COVID infection rates are exploding all across the country, vaccination seems to be the only respite for the citizens. With the launch of extensive drives for all individuals above the age of 18, inoculation of a humongous count of individuals will be witnessed in the upcoming days and weeks. While we are all planning to get our slots booked on an urgent basis, we must not forget that the immunisation centres can also turn into contagion hotspots, if proper precautions are not undertaken. So, here are the 5 things to keep in mind as you step out to get your immunity booster jab, that will prevent you from getting the virus back home!

Keep reading... Show less

Strictness to scale at containment zones in Kanpur amid alarming rise of COVID-19 infections!

Authorities can penalise and take other strict actions against people who violate the COVID restrictive protocols.

In a bid to curtail the volatile spread of coronavirus infections in Kanpur, district authorities on Friday, announced to increase surveillance at all containment zones in the territory. As per reports, fresh instructions have been issued to station police officials and beat officers round the clock, at each such restricted areas in the city. These officials will be further assisted by the patrolling officers. Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner of the Police has directed to ensure that no one, except for essential services personnel are allowed entry in places that nurse over one COVID case.

Keep reading... Show less

Hackathon by Lucknow's AKTU to find inventive solutions for the ongoing oxygen crisis!

All interested individuals can apply through the registration portal on the university website by May 10 (5 PM).

Amid heightening oxygen demands across the country, the APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University in Lucknow, is going to organise a hackathon aimed at finding optimal solutions for the LMO crisis. Inviting participation from students, teachers and research fellows, the event will be a race to devise innovative and optimal solutions for reducing wastage, leakage and losses. All interested individuals can apply through the registration portal on the university website by May 10 (5 PM).

Keep reading... Show less

Domestic borders sealed in Jaipur & other Raj districts ahead of blanket lockdown from May 10

Rajasthan Police strictly monitor public movement across districts ahead of state lockdown from May 10.

Ahead of Rajasthan's blanket lockdown from May 10 to May 24 in view of the rampant surge of COVID-19, the state police has increased deployment and surveillance at local borders to track public movement, strictly. Reportedly, this restriction has been implemented under the ambit of 'Red Alert- Jan Anusashan Pakhwara' to break the chain of infection. The police nakabandi bans the passage of vehicles from one district to another without necessary work.

Keep reading... Show less

'Breathe India' initiative by IIT Kanpur alumni racks up over 3 cr for tackling rife LMO crisis!

After successful operations in Delhi, they are expanding their reach to UP with the help of a Lucknow based NGO.

When citizens across the country are grappling due to a dire shortage of oxygen amid the second wave of the pandemic, a group of alumni from IIT Kanpur have taken it upon their shoulders to assure enhanced supplies of the medical necessity. Through a crowdfunded initiative, 'Breathe India', the group has raised more than 3 crores and ordered oxygen concentrators for medical centres across Delhi. Now, they are expanding this scope of help to Uttar Pradesh with the help of a Lucknow-based NGO.


Right Walk Foundation in Lucknow to support 'Breathe India' in UP

After remarkable triumphs in the first week of the campaign, the alumni collective has now associated with Lucknow's Right Walk Foundation for its programs in Uttar Pradesh. Here, the group aims to distribute concentrators, oxygen cylinders, oximeters and other equipment among the underprivileged individuals. With this, the net target of the campaign has been augmented to ₹4 crores and the initiators anticipate that they would reach this goal soon.

Working on the lines of 'social inclusion', Right Walk Foundation assures support and assistance to slum-dwelling communities across 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Highlighting the need for public advocacy, the organisation attempts to create an ecosystem of equity and sustainability.

Successful in assuring widespread relief

images.hindustantimes.com

As per the information provided on their campaign page, over 250 concentrators are being provided through this program to hospitals and COVID care centres. Marking collaborative efforts with SaveLife Foundation, this group of samaritans have been successful in assuring relief in a much greater measure, than their initial expectations. All of the resources are being delivered across Delhi, working in alignment with the requirements observed by the Delhi Government.

The facilitators consist of Ashutosh Ranka, Isha Agarwal, Nikhil Asati, Kavya Eluru, Randhir Shah- each one from a different batch of IIT-K. Together, they have embarked on a journey to help scores of citizens and save hundreds of Life.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Newsletter

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai