New Delhi: Our nation is fighting a severe battle against the Coronavirus and in this crisis period supply of medical essentials like vaccines, oxygen concentrators, oximeter and other essentials are of utmost importance. Srinagar International Airport of Airports Authority of India (AAI) has also been playing an active role by facilitating seamless transportation of medical equipment and materials 24x7.
A total of 138 boxes (4,361.33 KG) of COVID-19 Vaccine (inclusive of both CoviShield & Covaxin) have been received through various airlines till May 28 at Srinagar International Airport. The consignment of seven Oxygen Generator Plant of capacity 7,125 LPM has been airlifted from Frankfurt, Germany, and delivered at Srinagar International Airport.
The airport is soon moving towards getting all the employees and other frontline workers vaccinated. Almost 95 percent of AAI, CISF, CRPF and Airlines personnel posted at Srinagar International Airport have been vaccinated. Till now, nine such vaccination camps have been organised at the airport for employees of AAI and other stakeholders in collaboration and support from the state Health Department, Govt. of J&K, considering all safety measures. The airport is also ensuring the vaccination of all contract workers, concessionaires and Ground Handling Agencies and other stakeholders working at the airport.
With the help of the state authorities, Srinagar International Airport is ensuring the implementation of 100 percent COVID-19 testing of all incoming passengers using the RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test free of cost as per the state protocol. Apart from this, the airport staff makes continuous requests to all the passengers, stakeholders, visitors, employees, etc. to always follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and maintain staggered timings to minimize crowding. Also, to create awareness on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour, ensuring the safety of passengers, the airport is also displaying instructions through several electronic and permanent displays at the terminal.
Srinagar International Airport has also contributed under Vande Bharat Mission running since May 6, 2020. Under this Mission, Srinagar Airport has witnessed total 52 flight movements with 3,736 incoming passengers.
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