To continue with its unwavering spirit of tackling the unprecedented situation at hand, Goa International Airport has stepped up its efforts to provide seamless supply of medical essentials i.e., Covid vaccines, Fabiflu medicines, Covid-19 testing kits and other essentials.
Goa Airport had earlier catered to 8 LifeLine Udan flights intendedto transport essential medical cargo to remote parts of the country amid the stringent nationwide lockdown to support India’s fight against Covid-19 with a Total Inbound cargo of 2.15MT & Outbound cargo 3.96 MT.
The Airport also handled 3 lots of COVID Vaccine for the state of Goa and 1 lot for the neighbouring state Karnataka in the months of January and February 2021. It has facilitated the movement of Covid Vaccines to the state of Goa in the second phase of pandemic as part of Inbound Cargo and ensured the expeditious exit of consignments and handing over to the Health Authorities in shortest time possible.
With respect to vaccine transport, 13 Boxes of the Covishield vaccine was received from Chennai on April 18, while 9 Boxes of the same was received from Mumbai on April 30.
The airport also received 122 Kg of Covid-19 Testing kits from Delhi on April 23.
In addition to inbound Cargo, Goa Airport has also played a critical role in facilitating the supply of Glenmark’s Fabiflu medicines as part of Outbound Cargo to different parts of the country i.e., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Indore, Nagpur etc.
A total of 31,955 Kg of Fabiflu medicines flew from Goa Airport as part of outbound Cargo in the month of April, 2021. Fabiflu is used for the treatment of mild to moderate Covid infected people. Goa despite being smallest state is playing a significant role by being at the forefront in the fight against Covid-19 and Goa International Airport is working as gateway on 24×7 basis.
Further, Goa Airport is making efforts to organise covid vaccination camp for the employees and their dependent family members, Airlines, Agencies and other frontline staff working at the Airport in collaboration with the state government.
Airports Authority of India, Goa International Airport and its frontline corona warriors have been playing an active and remarkable role to tackle the second wave of the ongoing pandemic, by facilitating the seamless delivery of medical essentials.