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In addition, fifteen other facilities catering to a total of approx 7,000 capacity are being kept on standby for use, if required, around the country. To assist in the transportation of essential supplies, medicines, and medical equipment within the country, the transport fleet of Indian Air Force is being used.
The statement added that all armed forces units are coordinating with local civilian authorities to enhance Covid-19 preparedness levels.
Apart from these, two C-17 flights were operated to China (with approx 15 tones of medical aid to include masks, personal protective equipment, and gloves) and to Iran for the evacuation of Indian nationals.
Five medical teams are kept on standby for deployment in Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan.