Qatar Airways, GWC invite local communities to support COVID-19 relief efforts for India

Qatar Airways, GWC invite local communities to support COVID-19 relief efforts for India

By QLNews

Qatar Airways (QA) and Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) have announced that they will help local communities in Qatar come to the aid of India as it experiences a devastating COVID-19 wave.

The national carrier said that local communities in Qatar can donate essential medical equipment and supplies that will be delivered on its cargo planes to India in the coming weeks.

India continues to battle the catastrophic COVID-19 wave which has led to overwhelmed hospitals and a shortage of crucial supplies to manage the crisis.

QA and GWC are sponsoring the transportation of the donated goods that will be handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in Delhi.

IRCS will then distribute the donated items across the country to help contain the devastating situation.

Local communities in Qatar can come together to support India’s fight against the deadly wave by donating the specific item through the QA-GWC initiative.

The items considered okay for donation include: ventilators, oxygen concentrators, medical air compressors, Tocilizumab injection and Remdesivir injection.

The donation items can be dropped off at GWC Logistics Village Qatar (Warehouse Unit -DWH1) between 9 am to 9 pm until the end of this month.

The location on Google Maps is goo.gl/maps/hACoEFLVZKtSPA8N8

PPEs (personal protection equipment), clothes or dry rations/groceries will not be accepted for donation.

Other important details for those interested in donating, are as follows:

- Ventilators/personal oxygen concentrators must be in original manufacturing packaging, and must not be damaged. If they are powered by lithium batteries, the GWC must be informed.

- Oxygen cylinders must be made of aluminum alloy or steel, with a maximum cylinder net weight of 150 kilograms. The working pressure of the cylinder must not exceed 2/3 of the test pressure, but not exceeding five bars (check the valve if visible, or contact the manufacturer or salesperson for confirmation).

The cylinder must be valid within 10 years from the test period (embossed on the cylinder), and the pressure gauge (regulator valve) must not be damaged.

- The pressure valve/vessel of the medical air compressors must be empty (zero).

- Remdesivir injection/Tocilizumab injection must be in the original packaging, and the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is required.

For additional information or clarification, contact:

- Jinesh John on phone number 66523886 or

- Dipesh Muralidharan on phone number 33143567

Individuals dropping off the donations must carry appropriate identification (QID) and provide their contact details at the location.

Those donating goods must bring appropriate identification (QID) and provide contact details at the drop-off point.

All items/packaging of donated goods will be checked by QA and GWC staff to make sure they are in line with all applicable regulations. Items determined not fit for air transportation will be notified/returned to the donor.

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