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More ventilators flown out of CFB Trenton destined for India

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WATCH: Three hundred ventilators left CFB Trenton Tuesday morning, expected to arrive in India May 13 – May 11, 2021

CFB Trenton personnel began loading ventilators destined for India shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday as humanitarian aid amid staggering COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Base Commander Col. Ryan Deming says it’s part of the Armed Forces’ Operation Globe.

There are “300 medical ventilators leaving on a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft headed for India,” said Col. Deming.

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The ventilators will arrive in New Delhi on May 13 where they will be handed over to the Indian government for use.

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This is the second flight from CFB Trenton this month delivering medical supplies to India.

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“We had the first mission on the fifth of May,” said Col. Deming. “On that flight were some medical ventilators as well as some anti-viral supplies.”

That brings the total number of ventilators sent to India to 350 plus 25,000 vials of remdesivir — a COVID-19 anti-viral medication.

The federal government has also pledged $10 million to the Indian Red Cross.

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