Operation Samudra Setu-II launched
Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu-II to augment the ongoing national mission for meeting oxygen requirements in view of surge in cases of Covid-19. The mission-deployed Indian Naval warships will undertake shipment of liquid oxygen filled cryogenic containers and associated medical equipment. Indian Navy launches Operation Samudra Setu_II to augment ongoing national mission Oxygen Express.
- Mission deployed Indian Naval warships will undertake shipment of liquid Oxygen filled cryogenic containers and associated medical equipment in support of the nation's fight against Covid-19.
- Two ships INS Kolkata and INS Talwar have entered the port of Manama, Bahrain to transport 40 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid oxygen to Mumbai.
- INS Jalashwa is enroute to Bangkok and INS Airavat to Singapore for a similar mission.
- Last year, Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu as part of the Vande Bharat Mission and repatriated 3992 stranded and distressed Indian citizens from Maldives, Sri Lanka and Iran.
- Also, as part of the Armed Forces' contribution to civil administration in combating the current Covid crisis, a 57-member naval medical team consisting of four doctors, seven nurses, 26 paramedics and 20 supporting staff were deputed to Ahmedabad on April 29.
- The team will be deployed at the 'PM Cares Covid Hospital', a special, hospital set up to manage the Covid crisis. The team is being deployed for two months to begin with and the duration would be extended if required.