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Published On: Sat, Apr 24th, 2021

Spice Xpress airlifts 800 oxygen concentrators from Hong Kong to Delhi

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Spice ExpNEW DELHI : Amid the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in an acute shortage of oxygen in the country, Spice Xpress, the air cargo arm of SpiceJet, airlifted 800 oxygen concentrators from Hong Kong for emergency use and distribution across the country.

“The oxygen concentrators will reach Delhi via Kolkata, where the aircraft landed at around 7 pm (on Monday),” SpiceXpress, the cargo arm of SpiceJet, said in a statement.
Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet, said the airline, along with Spice Health, is “looking at bringing more than 10,000 oxygen concentrators in the coming days from across the globe”.
Spice Xpress’s B737 freighter aircraft airlifted the consignment. The oxygen concentrators will reach Delhi via Kolkata, where the aircraft landed at around 7 pm.

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “SpiceJet is firmly committed to the service of our fellow Indians in these most trying and difficult times. Along with Spice Health, we have airlifted 800 oxygen concentrators from Hong Kong for emergency use in India and we are looking at bringing more than 10,000 oxygen concentrators in the coming days from across the globe.”
“We carried medicines and medical equipment and fruits and vegetables to all corners of India and the world when the pandemic hit us last year helping our country and our fellow citizens when they needed it the most and we will continue to serve with the same vigour. We have transported a record 88,802 kg of Covid vaccine shipment with a total dosage of 34 million Covid vaccines between January 12-April 12, 2021 and our efforts will only grow stronger from here.”
Spice Health, a healthcare company launched by the promoters of SpiceJet, has been actively involved in the country’s fight against Covid-19. Since its launch in November 2020, Spice Health has conducted more than two million RT-PCR tests and has spread its operations across fives states – Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Uttarakhand.
(With Agency Inputs).

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