New Delhi: The Goa International Airport of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and its frontline Corona warriors have been playing an active role in combating COVID-19 by facilitating the seamless delivery of medical essentials. Goa Airport had earlier catered to eight life-line Udan flights intended to transport essential medical cargo to remote parts of the country amid the nationwide lockdown to support India's fight against COVID-19 with a total inbound cargo of 2.15 MT and outbound cargo of 3.96 MT. Goa Airport also handled three lots of COVID Vaccine for the state of Goa and one lot for the neighbouring state Karnataka in the months of January and February 2021.
The race has not stopped and AAI's Goa International Airport has further strengthened its mission to tackle the unprecedented situation created by COVID-19 by the seamless supply of medical essentials i.e., COVID vaccines, Fabiflu medicines, COVID-19 testing kits and other essentials. The AAI airport has facilitated the movement of COVID vaccines to the state of Goa in the second phase of the pandemic as part of inbound cargo and ensured the expeditious exit of consignments and handing over to health authorities in the shortest time possible.
In addition to inbound Cargo, the AAI airport has also played a crucial role in facilitating the supply of Glenmark's Fabiflu medicines as part of outbound cargo to different parts of the country ie, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Indore, Nagpur etc. A total of 31,955 Kg of Fabiflu medicines flew from Goa Airport as part of outbound Cargo in the month of April. Fabiflu is used for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID infected people. Goa, despite being the smallest state, is playing a significant role by being at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 and Goa International Airport is working as a gateway on a 24×7 basis.
Further, AAI's Goa Airport is making efforts to organise a COVID vaccination camp for the employees of AAI and their dependent family members, airlines, agencies and other frontline staff working at the airport in collaboration and support from the government of Goa.
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