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As a part of Oxygen Express, naval ships despatched to help operations in Lakshadweep

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The Navy, which had been stored on standby to convey oxygen containers from outdoors the nation if wanted, joined the oxygen transport efforts on Sunday. As a part of the Oxygen Express, naval ships had been despatched to help the Lakshadweep operations.
In a press release on Sunday, the Navy talked about that beneath Kochi-based the Southern Naval Command Headquarters naval ships are progressing with the mission of Oxygen Express “in order to render support to the local administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep”.

On April 25 morning, INS Sharda undertook the switch of important medical provides to Kavaratti, and the shops consisted of 35 Oxygen cylinders, Rapid Antigen Detection Test (RADT) kits, Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE), masks and different objects to combat the pandemic.
“The disembarkation of stores was coordinated by personnel from INS Dweeprakshak at Kavaratti. The ship then continued with her mission to the island of Minicoy for disembarkation of Oxygen cylinders and medical supplies,” the Navy stated.

As a part of India’s combat in opposition to COVID 19, the @indiannavy deploys ‘Oxygen Express’to Island Territories.
Today INS Sharda, undertook switch of important medical provides to Kavaratti, Lakshadweep.
— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) April 25, 2021

It additionally said that “41 empty Oxygen cylinders from the islands have been embarked onboard Indian Navy hired vessel, Meghna,” which then headed to Kochi for his or her refilling and can take them to Lakshadweep “to ensure that the Oxygen Express continues unabated”.
The operations are happening beneath the Navy’s supervision in coordination with the United Territory’s administration.
“To assist the civil administration in fighting Covid 19 at the island of Kadmat, a Naval contingent comprising one doctor, two Medical Assistants and one additional sailor reached” there and the Southern Naval Command HQ “has also reserved ten beds including ICU facilities for patients from Lakshadweep at INHS Sanjivani, Kochi to cater for shortages in beds at the islands”.

Further, the Navy talked about that its Air Station INS Garuda has additionally been positioned on alert to increase Naval airfield services for helicopters ferrying sufferers from Lakshadweep and Air Evacuation Pods developed indigenously by the Naval Aircraft Yard, Kochi to airlift sufferers from the islands in addition to from elsewhere are additionally being made prepared for emergency necessities.