MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WORTH ₹7 CRORE TURKEY AND SYRIA

  • On February 6, when the disaster struck, three truckloads of relief material consisting of life-saving emergency medicines and protective items were arranged at the Hindon airbase within 12 hours.
  • The consignment consisted of 5,945 tonnes of emergency relief material which included 27 life-saving medicines, two kinds of protective items and three categories of critical care equipment, valued at approximately ₹2 crore.
  • “Trucks started reaching by 10 a.m. on February 7, and handing over of the relief items to the Indian Air Force (IAF) began by 4 p.m. The last truck load reached by 9.30 p.m. and the flight departed for Syria with emergency relief material by 10 p.m. for the relief operation.
  • On February 10, a bigger lot of relief materials was arranged for both Turkey and Syria. The consignment for Syria consisted of 72 critical care drugs, consumables and protective items of 7.3 tons, valued at ₹1.4 crore.
  • Relief materials sent for Turkey included 14 types of medical and critical care equipment, valued at ₹4 crore, he added.
  • These included ECG machines, glucometers, thermometers, ventilators, wheelchairs, oxygen masks, syringes, canulas, paracetamol,among other items.

Operation Dost

  • Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has played an important role in sending humanitarian medical assistance to quake-hit Syria and Turkiye.
  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya highlighted the efforts of the Union Health Ministry to provide emergency relief materials to Turkiye and Syria in a tweet today.
  • “India is providing assistance to the two countries in the spirit of its age-old tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.
  • The consignment consisted of 5,945-ton emergency relief material which included 27 life-saving medicines, two kinds of protective items and three categories of critical care equipments, valued at approximately Rs 2 crore.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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