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Qatar Airways, GWC to support relief efforts for India under WeQare

May 1, 2021: Qatar Airways and Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) announced that they are supporting relief efforts for India from communities in Qatar under its sustainability project WeQare.

Qatar Airways plans to move ventilators, oxygen concentrators, medical air compressors, drug: injection Remdesivir, drug: injection Tocilizumab and oxygen cylinders.
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Qatar Airways plans to move ventilators, oxygen concentrators, medical air compressors, drug: injection Remdesivir, drug: injection Tocilizumab and oxygen cylinders.

May 1, 2021: Qatar Airways and Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) announced that they are supporting relief efforts for India from communities in Qatar under its sustainability project WeQare.

“We are sponsoring the transportation of designated health care goods to the Indian Red Cross Society in Delhi for distribution throughout the country to help curb the crisis the country is enduring now,” noted the Qatar Airways notice.

Qatar Airways plans to move ventilators, oxygen concentrators, medical air compressors, drug: injection Remdesivir, drug: injection Tocilizumab and oxygen cylinders. They have said no to PPEs, clothes, dry rations and groceries

“Goods indicated are the only ones accepted under this program. Those donating goods must bring appropriate identification (QID) and provide contact details at dropoff. GWC and Qatar Airways will examine the goods and packaging to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations. Items determined not fit for air transportation will be notified/returned to the donor,” it says.

Donations can be made until the end of May at Warehouse Unit for drop off – DWH 1 in GWC Logistics Village Qatar.

Guidance on relief supplies
Medical air compressors pressure valve/vessel must be empty (zero)

Oxygen cylinders must be made of aluminum alloy or steel

Maximum cylinder net weight: 150 kg.

Working pressure of the cylinder must not exceed 2/3 of the test pressure, but not exceeding 5 bars (check the valve if visible or contact the manufacturer or salesperson for confirmation).

Cylinder must be valid within the 10 years from test period (embossed on the cylinder).

Pressure gauge (regulator valve) must not be damaged.

Ventilators and personal oxygen concentrators should have original manufacturing packaging, must not be damaged and inform GWC if powered by lithium batteries.

Drug: Injection Remdesivir and Injection Tocilizumab hould have original packaging and material safety data sheet (MSDS).

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