Panaji : Airports Authority of India, Goa International Airport and its frontline corona warriors have been playing an active role to combat Covid-19 by facilitating the seamless delivery of medical essentials.
Goa Airport had earlier catered to eight LifeLine 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 2.15MT and Outbound cargo 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 is not stopped and Goa International Airport has further strengthened its mission to tackle the unprecedented situation created by coviid-19 by seamless supply of medical essentials such as Covid vaccines, Fabiflu medicines, covid-19 testing kits and other essentials. Goa Airport has facilitated the movement of Covid Vaccine to the state of Goa in the second phase of pandemic as part of Inbound Cargo and ensured the expeditious exit of consignments and handing over to the Health Authorities in shortest time possible.
According to a statement, 13 boxes of Covid vaccine (COVISHIELD) were received from Chennai on April 18, 2021, nine boxes of Covid vaccine (COVISHIELD) were received from Mumbai on April 30, 2021, and 122 Kg of Covid-19 Testing kits were received from Delhi on April 23, 2021.
In addition to inbound Cargo, Goa 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 like 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, 2021. Fabiflu is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid infected people. Goa despite being 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 gateway on 24×7 basis.
Goa Airport is making efforts to organize 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 Government of Goa, the statement said.