India has been fighting its biggest war against coronavirus. Delhivery has joined the bandwagon and announced that they will fly charters in India with oxygen concentrators as well as other essential supplies. The announcement was made by Delhivery’s co-founder Sahil Barua through a LinkedIn post.
The flights will fly out on Wednesday as well as Thursday. An executive from Delhivery also tweeted that in case there is an increased demand even further, they are ready to arrange for more such flights as well. They are doing this at a minimum margin.
India is facing a massive shortage of oxygen cylinders with many patients even losing lives due to unavailability of oxygen concentrators. In fact, with the cases in India reaching new heights, Indian healthcare hardly has any bandwidth to cater to new patients.
The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs has directed its officers to ensure that all import consignments which include oxygen equipment and essential drugs must be cleared, considering it as the highest priority.
This is to make sure that anything related to fighting against COVID 19 reaches the ones in need in the shortest amount of time possible.
Just about a few days ago, Tata Group had mentioned that cryogenic containers were being imported by them for transportation of liquid oxygen. Moreover, Tata Steel will supply liquid medical oxygen to hospitals and state governments in need.