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The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday airlifted six cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai and three cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore and brought them to the Panagarh airbase in West Bengal, according to an official statement.


In addition, the IAF's C-17 aircraft also airlifted two cryogenic oxygen containers from Indore to Jamnagar, two from Jodhpur and Udaipur to Jamnagar and two from Hindon to Ranchi, the statement added.

India is struggling with the second wave of the coronavirus infection and hospitals in several states are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds in view of a rising number of COVID-19 cases.

The IAF has stepped in and has been airlifting empty oxygen tankers and containers to various filling stations across the country.

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