Sustaining its efforts in the fight against COVID-19, Indian Navy is continuing with its mission of “Oxygen Express” in order to render support to the administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
A Defence release said 41 oxygen cylinders (collected from the islands) were refilled and embarked onboard Indian Navy hired vessel, Meghna here for onward delivery to the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands.
The operations are being progressed under the supervision of the Naval Officer-in-Charge at Lakshadweep under the aegis of Headquarters Southern Naval Command in coordination with the Lakshadweep administration.
The vessel is expected to reach the islands by today or tomorrow and would again carry back empty Oxygen cylinders on its return voyage.
This is in pursuant to the Government of India and the Indian Navy’s efforts to provide sustained supply of Oxygen to the islands, the release said.
According to sources, over two thousand cases have been reported from the islands.