India’s total Covid cases crossed the 2 crore-mark with over 3.57 lakh new infections on Tuesday. 3,449 people died of the infection in 24 hours, pushing the total fatalities to 2,22,408. The deadly second Covid wave has wrecked havoc on India’s healthcare system.
The country’s total caseload of over 2.02 crore Covid infections is the second highest tally globally behind that of United States and ahead of Brazil.
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Amid the devastating COVID-19 crisis in the country, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has transported 180 empty cryogenic oxygen containers and other relief material like oxygen cylinders, oxygen plant equipment, essential medicines and hospital equipment, reported news agency ANI.
The Airlift of the IAF’s RAMT (Rapid Action Medical Team) and medical officers and personnel of the Indian Navy has also been undertaken.
A total of eight C-17, four IL-76, ten C-130, and 20 An-32 aircraft, as well as Mi-17V5 and Chinook helicopters, have been employed by the IAF and have together clocked over 360 hours of flying.