India Sends Seventh Flight With Relief To Turkey And Syria
- The plane had things like an ECG machine, a patient monitor, an anaesthesia machine, syringe pumps, a glucometer, blankets, and other things to help people.
- Surgeons and experts in medicine and critical care are on the team at the field hospital.
India sent a military heavy lift plane with more than 35 tonnes of aid to Turkey and Syria on Saturday. This is part of the country’s ongoing efforts to help people affected by the earthquake that killed more than 24,500 people.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) sent a C-17 Globemaster plane to Damascus, the capital of Syria, on Saturday night. Officials say that after dropping off the aid supplies there, the plane will fly to Adana.
This was the seventh flight that took supplies and equipment from India to the two countries hit by the February 6 earthquake.
Officials said that the C-17 carried about 12 tonnes of aid for Turkey and 23 tonnes for Syria. There were sleeping mats, generator sets, solar lamps, tarpaulins, blankets, emergency and critical care medicines, and other things sent to Syria to help.
Supplies for an army field hospital and the National Disaster Response Force’s search and rescue teams were among the things that were sent to Turkey (NDRF). The plane had things like an ECG machine, a patient monitor, an anaesthesia machine, syringe pumps, a glucometer, blankets, and other things to help people.
A 99-person team from the Indian Army set up a field hospital with 30 beds in Iskenderun, Turkey. Hundreds of people have already been treated there.
Surgeons and experts in medicine and critical care are on the team at the field hospital. It has things like an operating room, X-ray machines, and breathing machines.