256 Oxygen Concentrators From Singapore Arrive At Mumbai International Airport As India Gasps For Breath

by Tania Tarafdar

The recent spike in cases has led to an increase in demand for oxygen across the country. As India receives global support to combat the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) facilitated the arrival of 256 Oxygen Concentrators from Singapore weighing approximately 5.5 tonnes. Transported via Singapore Airlines, the first shipment landed in Mumbai on April 27 at 21:52 hrs and the second on April 28 carrying 128 oxygen concentrators each. 

Oxygen Concentrators Will Help People Isolating At Home

The offloading of these shipments was given topmost priority and the entire process was completed in 15 minutes. Oxygen concentrators have been making news of late but are you wondering what are these devices? So, oxygen concentrators are devices that concentrate oxygen from ambient air. These are particularly helpful for patients who are isolating at home as well as for meeting the demands of hospitals running low on oxygen. 

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CSIMA Is Helping In The Faster Turnaround Of Medical Goods

In the wake of the pandemic, the team at CSMIA has been relentlessly operating the cargo handling activities to cater to the greater need to mobilise and supply essential life-saving commodities across India and the world. A veteran in the movement of pharmaceutical goods, CSMIA has a well-defined process for the faster turnaround of the essential medical goods and transshipment movements. 

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The air cargo is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and CSMIA’s prior experience in the transportation of essential medical goods across the world enables the airport to extend its support during these challenging times.

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