FedEx Delivers Critical COVID-19 Aid to India

As India and its healthcare systems battle the second wave of the COVID-19 infections across the country, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, is extending its support and working with organisations around the world to deliver critical medical supplies and equipment during this time of dire need.  

The express company is currently supporting the transportation of more than 25,000 oxygen concentrators and converters through an initiative with the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and other multinational companies. As part of this collective, the company delivered an initial shipment of 1,000 critical oxygen concentrators to New Delhi on April 30.

Furthermore, On May 8, FedEx is donating a FedEx Boeing 777F charter flight to move more than 3,400 oxygen concentrators, converters and nearly 265,000 KN95 masks for Direct Relief from Newark, New Jersey to Mumbai, India, the company informed.

In addition, FedEx is working with customers and non-profit organizations to deliver hundreds of tonnes of medical supplies and aid into India in the days and weeks ahead.

“The devastating humanitarian crisis in India requires relief from around the world, and it is our mission to deliver critical aid needed to help alleviate suffering. We have been on the frontlines delivering relief since the start of the pandemic, and are responding to the urgent situation in India now. FedEx will continue to deliver lifesaving medicine, personal protective equipment, and other critical supplies until this pandemic is over.”

~Raj Subramaniam, President and COO, FedEX

FedEx, since January 2020, has moved more than 10,000 COVID-19 humanitarian aid shipments. Also, the express delivery company has also committed USD 4 million in cash and in-kind transportation support to help nonprofits including Direct Relief and International Medical Corps distribute COVID-19 vaccines to under-resourced communities around the world.

Since the start of the pandemic, FedEx Express has shipped more than 80 kilotons of personal protective equipment, including more than 2.2 billion masks worldwide. An integral part of the global vaccine supply chain, FedEx is currently delivering COVID-19 vaccines, related ingredients, and supplies to more than 25 countries around the world.

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