FedEx Donates 3rd Shipment of Critical COVID-19 Aid to India | Indian of the world
FedEx Corp., a subsidiary of FedEx Express, announced on June 14 that a third shipment containing critical COVID-19 assistance, including supplies and personal protective equipment, has been delivered to India, as part of its efforts continued to support the country and fight its second wave of COVID 19.
The third FedEx Boeing 777F charter flight carrying more than 250,000 face shields, 100,000 goggles, more than 80,000 coveralls and gowns and more than 134,000 KN95 and N95 masks touched down on June 13 in Mumbai from Memphis, Tennessee , according to press release notes.
Items arriving on the charter flight were donated by Dignity Health, coordinated by TMC Navya, and will be distributed by Direct Relief to medical facilities in India through the Tata Memorial Center, he said.
To date, FedEx has moved thousands of oxygen concentrators and hundreds of tons of medical supplies and aid around the country. FedEx has previously donated two Boeing 777F charter flights from the United States to India, which flew on May 9 and 16, carrying thousands of oxygen concentrators and other medical aids for Direct Relief, the statement said. .
FedEx is also a member of the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response, a public-private partnership organized by the US Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Business Roundtable.
It provides a unified platform for businesses to mobilize and provide resources to help COVID-19 efforts in areas of greatest need around the world. Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer of FedEx in the United States of America, is one of the business leaders on the task force’s steering committee, the statement added.
Since the start of the pandemic, FedEx has transported more than 90 kilotons of personal protective equipment, including more than 2.3 billion masks worldwide. FedEx will continue to provide life-saving drugs, personal protective equipment and other essential supplies until the end of this pandemic, the statement said.
Delivery of vital supplies is in line with the company’s FedEx Cares 50 by 50 goal of positively impacting 50 million people worldwide by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023.
More information on the FedEx Cares “Delivering for Good” initiative can be found here.