The GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) facility on Wednesday, June 9, handled a massive cryogenic oxygen shipment. The consignment arrived at the Hyderabad International Airport on Wednesday evening from Singapore on special Indian Airforce’s Boeing Globemaster aircraft.
The official release noted that special ground handling equipment like scissor lift/high loader and forklifts were used to handle the cryogenic oxygen consignment. Shortly after completing the shipment procedure, the cargo was dispatched. Earlier also the GHAC has handled the shipment of vaccines and oxygen concentrators. The airport facility handled the shipment of 1.5 lakh doses of Sputnik V vaccines that came from Russia on May 1, it was the nation’s first Sputnik V vaccine consignment. Later on May 16, 60,000 doses and on June 1, 3 million doses were also handled by the GHAC authority.
GHAC emerging as a crucial vaccine handling centre
Over the period of the next 18-24 months, an estimated 3.6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be produced by various manufacturers in Hyderabad.