Tata Group-backed Vistara joins the national effort to cope against the surge in fresh COVID-19 cases in the nation by offering to fly doctors and nurses representing the Government organisations across its domestic network free of cost, Livemint.
Writing to Usha Padhee who is a Joint Secretary at the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, the airline said that it wants to help Government organisations/hospitals in immediate need of air logistics.
The airline said that it welcomes requests from accredited organisations representing the central and state governments/Union Territories. It added, "We will evaluate these to extend as much support as possible, based on the availability of cargo space."
The airline also said, "We are also happy to fly doctors and nurses representing government organisations, free of cost, across our domestic network, and also fly them back on the conclusion of their service." It added that due to the limited availability of seats, it will accommodate the medical professionals on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The Hardeep Singh Puri-led Ministry responded to the letter by commending the generous offer by the airline and exuded, "Let's fight this pandemic together!"
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