32 MT of life saving drugs airlifted so far
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, May 20 2010: A total of 32 metric tones of life saving drugs/medicines have been airlifted in Imphal today by air cargo while 43 vehicles including 17 heavy vehicles reached Churachandpur from Aizawl on Guite road.

The consignment of life saving drugs airlifted today included 139 packets weighing 2.593 MT in addition to another consignment of 416 packets of life saving drugs/IV fluids weighing about 3 MT reached Imphal by air force aircraft today.

With today's consignment, a total of about 32 MT of life saving drugs/medicines have been airlifted to Imphal so far.

The items include anti-hypertensive anxiolytics (Alprazalom), Anti-diabetic, antibiotics, anti-TB drugs and I..Vfluids such as dextrose and ringer lactate.

The movement of vehicles through Mizoram and Churachandpur continued with 43 vehicles including 17 heavy vehicles, 10 medium vehicles and 16 light vehicles reached Churachandpur transporting 270 barrels of diesel, 81 barrels of petrol, 2320 cement bags and 96 filled LPG cylinders.

A total of 53 vehicles also left Churachandpur for Mizoram today, a statement of the state home department said.

When Hueiyen Lanpao contacted with the joint director of state consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Kullachandra stationing in Guwahati said that more consignment of essential items will be airlifted tomorrow.

A total of 20 MT of rice are storing at Guwahati Airport for airlifting.

The department is also getting ready to airlift potato, edible oils and dals by air cargo in the coming days.

On the other hand, the arrival of petrol air cargo from Nagpur had been differed.

Meanwhile, another report said that a total of 135 trucks including 33 refilled LPG cylinder laden trucks 39 oil tankers and 65 trucks loaded with essential items were waiting from escorting for heading Imphal at various places on the NH-53 .

The vehicles are stranding at Golathon, Sorok Atingbi Khunou, Sorok Atingbi Hill Ghat, Kalinga, Chandrapur, Tuibong etc.

without knowing that when will they be escorted upto Imphal.