Bhubaneswar: Everyday, country’s airports are transporting medical essentials and equipment across the nation to strengthen the fight against COVID-19. Bhubaneswar Airport and its stakeholders have also been playing an active role by facilitating seamless transportation of medical equipment and materials 24×7.
A total 669 boxes (20.53 MT) of COVID vaccine have been transported through various airlines till 9th May through the Bhubaneswar Airport. To overcome the oxygen crisis of the country, a total of 156 empty oxygen tankers, 526 oxygen concentrators, 140 oxygen cylinders were transported by 75 Indian Air Force aircrafts like C17, C130J, AN 32 from 23rd April to 11th May.
As many as 41 pieces of oxygen concentrators were transported through various airlines also. Transportation of 3500 pieces of 10 litre seamless cylinders and 1520 pieces of 46.7 litre seamless cylinders are in pipeline and the consignment is expected within a week from foreign countries.
Apart from this, Bhubaneswar Airport is also following all the COVID-19 related guidelines and protocols as per the instructions of Central and State Governments to ensure a safe journey for passengers. The airport staffers are making continuous requests to all the passengers, stakeholders, visitors, employees etc. to always follow COVID appropriate behaviour and maintain staggered timing to minimise crowding. To create awareness regarding COVID appropriate behaviour, ensuring safety of passengers, the airport is also displaying instructions through several electronic and permanent displays at the terminal.
Bhubaneswar Airport has also organised Covid vaccination camp for employees of AAI and other stakeholders in collaboration and with support from Government of Odisha, taking all safety measures into consideration.