New Delhi, May 12, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The second Canadian flight carrying essential medical supplies that will help in India’s fight against COVID departed Canada today and will arrive in New Delhi on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
The Canadian CC-150 Polaris aircraft deployed by the Canadian Armed Forces is carrying 300 ventilators that will help support the local efforts in the second wave of the pandemic in India.
Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India, said, “Collective action is the only way to defeat #COVID19. The second Canadian Armed Forces flight is on its way to India with 300 ventilators in support of the people of India.”
Earlier on May 6, the first flight had landed in India. This support is in addition to Canada’s $10-million support to the Canadian Red Cross Society, which is supporting the Indian Red Cross Society’s procurement of essential supplies and medicines.
The supplies identified for this donation will not compromise continued efforts of the COVID-19 response at home in Canada.
The Canadian Armed Forces will provide airlift support to transport these supplies to India.