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Machines for Corona testing airlifted to Ladakh from Jammu by Air Force

Last Updated on April 24, 2021 at 4:59 pm

In its endeavour to strength the COVID-19 testing facilities at Leh & Kargil in Ladakh Union Territory and promptly acting on the call of Director Health, Ladakh, CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM), Jammu with the help of Air Force, Jammu have today airlifted high end machines to Leh and Kargil to augment the existing COVID-19 testing facilities at both the places.

Since the road link from Jammu to Leh is presently closed, thus in view of upsurge in the COVID cases and burden on testing, CSIR-IIIM, Indian Air Force have jointly managed to deliver these equipment at Leh and Kargil which would no doubt would increase the daily testing capacities there.

Pertinently, earlier the Sun Pharma & HAL as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) and CSIR have jointly provided infrastructural and technical manpower support to the Ladakh UT for COVID testing.

In a press handout issued here, it is said that today on 24th April 2021, Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director CSIR-IIIM has handed over these equipment to Mohd Yusuf, an Officer of Ladakh UT Govt. for onward airlifting to Leh and Kargil and which was done by the timely support of AOC Air Commodore, AS Pathania and COO Group Captain, Sandeep Singh.