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Posted On: 2 May 2021 03:58 pm
Updated On: 2 May 2021 04:32 pm

Communities in Qatar invited to make donations for India COVID-19 relief

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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Qatar Airways on its Facebook page has said, "Qatar Airways and Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) are proud to support relief efforts for India from communities in Qatar. We are sponsoring the transportation of designated healthcare goods to the Indian Red Cross Society in Delhi for distribution throughout the country to help curb the crisis the country is enduring now," the airline said in a post on its Facebook page." It has explained the items that are accepted for donation as part of the relief initiative for India to help the country tackle the ongoing COVID-19 surge.

According to GWC's Facebook post:

The types of supplies acceptable for donation:


  • Oxygen Concentrators
  • Medical Air Compressors
  • Drug: Injection Remdesivir
  • Drug: Injection Tocilizumab
  • NO PPE's, Clothes or Dry Rations/Groceries
  • Oxygen Cylinders

The guidance on safe transport of relief supplies by air:

  • Ventilators / Personal Oxygen Concentrators have to be in original manufacturing packaging and if they are powered by lithium batteries then that has to be informed to GWC.
  • Oxygen cylinders must be made of aluminum alloy or steel with a maximum weight of 150 kg. The working pressure of the cylinder must not exceed 2/3 of the test pressure, but not exceeding 5 bars. The cylinder must be valid within 10 years from the test period and the pressure gauge must not be damaged.
  • The pressure valve for medical air compressors must be empty (zero).
  • Drugs: Injection Remdesivir / Injection Tocilizumab must be in original packaging and the material safety data sheet is required.

Source: Qatar Airways, GWC
Cover image source: Qatar Airways