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Operation Dost: India sends 841 cartons of medicines, diagnostic kits to quake-hit Turkey, Syria

ANI |
Feb 10, 2023 10:46 PM IST

More than 22,000 people have died in Turkey and Syria after magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes struck on Monday, and rescue workers are racing against time to pull survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings in harsh winter conditions.

Under Operation Dost, India sent 841 cartons of medicines, protection safety tools, and diagnostics to quake-hit Turkey and Syria, according to official sources on Friday.

Members of NDRF Search and Rescue Teams along with relief material and specially trained dog squads aboard the IAF's aircraft as they leave for earthquake-hit Turkey.(PTI)

The official sources told ANI that India had dispatched 841 cartons of medicine, protection safety tools, and diagnostics with a weight of 6.19 tons have been sent to Turkey and Syria.

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More than 22,000 people have died in Turkey and Syria after magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes struck on Monday, and rescue workers are racing against time to pull survivors from the rubble of collapsed buildings in harsh winter conditions, reported CNN.

The medicines that have been sent include Paracetamol 100 ML IV, Ceftriaxone GM INJ, Propofol INJ., etc. The protection and safety tools that have been sent include gowns, gloves, shoe covers, and caps.

The other medical aid includes Electrocardiographs six channels, Syringe Pump, and a Physiologic monitor system.

Indian army set up a field hospital under 'Operation Dost' to provide assistance to Turkey's earthquake-hit people

On Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, tweeted, "The army field hospital in Iskenderun, Hatay, Turkiye has started functioning with running Medical, Surgical & Emergency Wards; X-Ray Lab & Medical Store. The team will work 24 x 7 to provide relief to the affected people."

The official spokesperson Arindham Bagchi also tweeted, "The Indian Army team of medical specialists is on the job 24X7, providing relief to those injured."

He also shared some glimpses from the field Hospital in Iskenderun, Hatay.

Earlier, India's Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG-PI) on Thursday tweeted an image of a female Indian Army officer hugging a Turkish woman in the earthquake-affected areas of Turkey.

The tweet read: "#OperationDost We Care. #IndianArmy #Turkiye."

Jaishankar on Thursday said the sixth plane from India carrying rescue personnel, essentials, and medical equipment for earthquake relief efforts has reached Turkey.

The sixth flight carried more rescue teams, dog squads, and essential medicines for the quake-hit country.

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