New Delhi, India: The government of India will donate two more C-17 Indian Air Force planes to the massive earthquake-hit Turkey on Wednesday evening. Along with that, the government will also send 60 Para Field Hospital personnel to assist in rescue and relief operations.
The defence officials stated that an 89-member medical team had been despatched by the Agra-based Army Field Hospital, which comprises critical care specialist teams including Orthopaedic Surgical Team, General Surgical Specialist Team, and Medical Specialist Teams apart from other medical teams.
The hospital has provided the team with efficient equipment such as X-ray machines, ventilators, an Oxygen generation plant, and Cardiac monitors. It will also include equipment to establish a 30 bedded medical facility.
Earlier, the government of India sent the first batch of aid, which took off from the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad. I t was reached Adana in Turkey early this morning.
The Minister of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also provided information about the assistance given by the government of India and stated that they had asked India’s Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) to send the assistance. In context of it, the government has provided the 1st batch of earthquake relief material for Turkiye, along with NDRF Search & Rescue Teams, specially trained dog squads, medical supplies, drilling machines & other necessary equipment.
India is also all set to send the first C17 airborne for Turkey under the HADR operations for Turkey and Syria. The aircraft is part of a larger relief effort that will be undertaken by the IAF along with other Indian organizations, said the Indian Air Force.
The aid to Syrian has been meanwhile delayed with, a C130 flight for Damascus with medicines only and no personnel, delayed to this afternoon. As per latest estimates over 4,372 people have been killed and thousands injured after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria early Monday, stated officials and agencies.
Turkey and Syria were hit by three consecutive devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.8, 7.6 and 6.0 on Monday.
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