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MoCA moving reagents, enzymes, medical equipment, testing kits, masks and gloves

April 4, 2020: The air cargo delivered by the ministry of civil aviation to various parts of the country includes COVID-19 related reagents, enzymes, medical equipment, testing kits & PPE, masks, gloves & other accessories of HLL & cargo requisitioned by State/UT Governments and also postal packets.

Hub & spoke lifeline services have been started so that simultaneously, different and far located parts of the country can be catered to and resources are utilised optimally.
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Hub & spoke lifeline services have been started so that simultaneously, different and far located parts of the country can be catered to and resources are utilised optimally.

April 4, 2020: The air cargo delivered by the ministry of civil aviation to various parts of the country includes COVID-19 related reagents, enzymes, medical equipment, testing kits & PPE, masks, gloves & other accessories of HLL & cargo requisitioned by State/UT Governments and also postal packets.

With the delivery of essential medical supplies to various states and ICMR centres across the country, the following has been achieved:

• Delivery of reagents/ medical kits enables testing of patients on time and hence further steps are taken accordingly
• Doctors, as well as other people, can protect themselves and others with the use of masks and gloves delivered through these flights
• Medical supplies delivered to NE and remote areas ensures that no region of the country is left behind in this fight against Covid-19
Hub & spoke lifeline services have been started so that simultaneously, different and far located parts of the country can be catered to and resources are utilised optimally.

• A dedicated Medical Air Cargo related website LIFELINE UDAN has been launched and is functional. The link is available on the MoCA website (www.civilaviation.gov.in).

International
An air bridge between Shanghai & Delhi established. Air India will be operating dedicated scheduled cargo flights to China for the uplifting of critical medical equipment.

Private operators
Domestic cargo operators; Blue Dart, Spicejet and Indigo are operating cargo flights on a commercial basis. Spicejet operated 153 cargo flights from 24 March – 3 April 2020 covering a distance of 207947 Kms and carrying 1213.64 tonnes of cargo. Out of these 44 were international cargo flights. Blue Dart operated 48 domestic cargo flights covering a distance of 45783 Kms and carrying 702.43 Tons of cargo from 25 March – 3 April 2020. Indigo has also operated 5 cargo flights on 03.4.2020 covering a distance of 4871 Kms and carrying 2.33 tons of cargo.


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