News Update

COVID-19: Air Force cell coordinates relief distribution

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, MAY 10, 2021: THE Indian Air Force (IAF) is operating a Covid Air Support Management Cell (CASMC) at the Palam Air Base in Delhi which is efficiently coordinating the distribution of all the COVID-19 relief aid coming from foreign countries.

The cell is operational round the clock and resources have been coordinated to cater for surge operations which include manpower, ground handling and loading equipment and vehicles like flat top trailers and fork lifters.

A C-130 and two AN-32 transport aircraft are operating at Palam to airlift the load on short notice across the country. On Sunday, the Centre delivered 200 oxygen concentrators to Goa by the AN-32 and handed it to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS).

Communication links with all important stakeholders like the have been established for seamless flow of information and to reduce time delays.

A meeting with Delhi International Airport, Air India SATS and Air Force Movement Liaison Unit was held to streamline custom and warehousing related issues.