IAF aircraft ferries medical resources for establishing COVID hospital in Lucknow!

An IL-76 aircraft landed in Lucknow carrying supplies for setting up of COVID hospital in the city.

Speeding up the developmental works of an upcoming COVID hospital in Lucknow, an IAF aircraft delivered medical resources and other essential in the city, on Friday. As the country remains enveloped amid the harsh effects of the second COVID wave, Lucknow stands perturbed by an acute shortage of hospital beds and medical supplies. Taking cognisance of the situation, the officials are involved in the process of setting up new a healthcare centre for the city's COVID patients.

Defence Minister informs about the arrival of IAF aircraft in Lucknow

Speaking about this latest development, the Defence Minister of the country stated through his Twitter account, "The Indian Air Force (IAF) is continuing to carry out sorties from within India and abroad to cater to the requirement of oxygen in the country, amid the current COVID-19 situation. An IL-76 aircraft landed in Lucknow carrying supplies for setting up of COVID hospital in the city."

After the supplies were received, they were deployed for the hastened erection of the COVID hospital, which is expected to relax the burden on the city's overworked medical staff. The minister also informed that IAF has carried out 23 sorties from abroad, airlifting 39 oxygen containers with 670 metric tonnes of capacity till now. In addition to this, IAF has also been involved in intra-nation movements as it carried out 124 sorties, transporting 87 vessels containing 1,798 metric tonnes of medical necessities.

Soaring tallies of COVID cases in Lucknow demand amplified measures!

3,956 new cases of the COVID virus were recorded in Lucknow on Friday, pushing the count of active patients to a worrisome 44,145. With 37 fatalities registered on Friday, the state capital is one of the hardest-hit regions in the country fighting against the more contagious second wave of coronavirus. In light of these alarming numbers, the administration must continue amping up the measures for curtailing the spread of the contamination.

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COVID cases in Indore exceed beyond ​the 1500-mark on Tuesday for over 3 weeks in a row!

On Tuesday, as many as 1,805 people tested positive for the coronavirus infection in Indore.

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