The 7th aircraft carrying relief material has also left for Turkey and Syria from Hindon Airport in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. In this flight, there are essential things like life-saving medicines, field hospital, blankets and sleeping mats for the earthquake victims. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar himself has informed about the departure of the seventh flight.
According to officials, the 7th aircraft sent on Saturday evening will first reach Damascus, the capital of Syria, after unloading the relief material here, the aircraft will leave for Turkey’s Adana. He further informed that the aircraft is carrying over 35 tonnes of relief material, of which over 23 tonnes will be distributed to Syria and about 12 tonnes to Turkey. The aid to Syria includes relief materials such as sleeping mats, generator sets, solar lamps, tarpaulins, blankets, emergency and critical care medicines and disaster relief materials.
The aid sent to Turkey includes field hospitals from Indian Army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, medical equipment like ECG, patient monitors, anesthesia machines, syringe pumps and glucometers. According to officials, blankets and other relief materials are also included in the consignment of relief material. Let us tell you that many people injured in the earthquake are already undergoing treatment at the field hospital of the Indian Army in Turkey.
Army’s C-17 Globemaster aircraft have so far flown 5 sorties of mobile hospitals, medicines and several relief supplies to Turkey and Syria. Apart from this, relief material has also been sent by C-130J aircraft.
In fact, after receiving instructions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was decided to provide all possible help to Turkey, after which it was immediately decided to send NDRF search and rescue teams, medical teams and relief materials to Turkey.