Qatar Airways to airlift 300 tonnes of medical equipment free of charge to India
Qatar Airways will be transporting 300 tones of medical equipment free of charge to India through its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The medical equipments include PPE kits, oxygen canisters, and other essential medical items which were donated by individuals and business around the world.
“The State of Qatar has a long and special relationship with India, and we have watched with great sorrow as COVID-19 has once again caused a significant challenge to the country”
“As one of the world air cargo leaders, with an extensive international network, we stand ready to provide humanitarian support by transporting these much-needed supplies, and help the country fight back against this appalling virus.” - Mr. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways has already transported over 20 million doses of COVID19 vaccines under the MoU with UNICEF in the UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.
Total COVID19 cases have risen to 18 million as of today with 300,000 new cases daily. Deaths from COVID-19 have reached to 205,000 according to reports.