The Indian Navy on Sunday brought 340 metric tons of liquid oxygen, more than 3,700 oxygen cylinders, and other medical supplies from abroad to fight the ongoing pandemic.
The supplies were brought by two warships from Singapore, Brunei, and Qatar. It was the largest consignment of liquid medical oxygen brought to the country from abroad.
Indian Navy spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said naval ship INS Jalashwa arrived at Visakhapatnam bringing 300 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen from Singapore and Brunei.
The vessel also brought some other medical equipment including ventilators and empty cryogenic oxygen containers.
Another ship, INS Trikand, arrived in Mumbai carrying 40 metric tons of liquid oxygen cylinders from Qatar, Commander Madhwal said.
The two warships are part of nine ships deployed by the Indian Navy under ‘Operation Samudra Setu II’ for shipment of liquid medical oxygen and associated equipment from friendly foreign countries in the Persian Gulf and South-East Asia.