New Delhi: India has so far imported the maximum medicines from China in it’s fight against Novel Coronavirus and 220 tonnes of medical supplies will be brought from there in the next three days.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday that between April 23 and 25, as much as 220 tonnes of medical supplies will be imported from China.
”Air India has lifted about 300 tonnes of essential medical cargo so far this month through the China-India aero-bridge. It is planned that Air India, along with Spicejet & BlueDart, will airlift another 220 tonnes of this critical cargo in the next three days, ” he tweeted.
During the lockdown, a total of 322 tonnes of medical supplies have come from abroad from April 18 to 21. Of these, 303 tonnes of material have been imported from China and the remaining 19 tonnes from South Korea.
Praising Air India, Mr Puri said the airlines have so far carried 300 tonnes of medical supplies through the Aero Bridge set up with China.
Apart from this, 551 tonnes of medical equipment and other essential goods have been supplied to various states through ‘Lifeline Udan’s 330 flights.
During this time, these flights have covered a distance of 3,27,623 km. ‘Lifeline Udan’ was launched on March 26, he added.