Earthquake: Sixth ‘Operation Dost’ flight reaches Turkey with relief assistance
9 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
EAM Jaishankar announced on Thursday that the sixth plane from India delivering aid for the earthquake relief activities, has arrived in Turkey.
S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, announced on Thursday that the sixth plane from India delivering aid for the earthquake relief activities, including rescue workers, necessities, and medical supplies, has arrived in Turkey. More rescue teams, dog squads, and crucial medications are transported on the sixth aircraft to the earthquake-stricken nation.
Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar wrote, “The sixth #OperationDost flight reaches Turkiye. More search and rescue teams, dog squads, essential search & access equipment, medicines and medical equipment ready for deployment in the relief efforts.”
On his official Twitter handle, the EAM posted pictures of a field hospital in Turkey where medical experts are preparing to treat emergencies.
Following the deadly earthquakes on February 6 the death toll in Turkey and adjoining Syria have surpassed 15,000 lives in both countries.
“This field hospital in Hatay, Turkiye will treat those affected by the earthquake. Our team of medical & critical care specialists and equipment are preparing to treat emergencies,” Jaishankar wrote on Twitter.
Arindam Bagchi, the official spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs, announced earlier on Wednesday that the Indian Army has established a field hospital as part of “Operation Dost” in the Turkiye province of Iskenderun.
India is helping Turkey through its current crisis following the country’s earthquakes on February 6.
Firat Sunel, the ambassador of Turkey to India, called “Operation Dost” a “very important operation” that showed the two countries’ relationship.
At the Hindon Airbase in Ghaziabad, where the Indian Air Force’s C17 Globemaster aircraft with the NDRF team, medical supplies, and relief equipment set out for Turkey as part of the ongoing “Operation Dost,” Firat Sunel delivered the statements.