New Delhi: As part of Mission SAGAR initiative, Indian Navy Ship Kesari on Sunday reached Port Victoria in Seychelles and delivered a second consignment of essential medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Navy said.
The ship handed over the medical supplies requested by Seychelles.
"INS Kesari is carrying essential medicines which cater to most of the common ailments found in the islands like blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, cancer and other cardiovascular diseases," the Navy said in its statement.
Apart from medicines consignment, the Indian government has also donated two ''air evacuation pods'', indigenously designed by the Navy, to the Health Care Agency (HCA) of Seychelles to help in urgent medical evacuations, it noted.
"The unloading of supplies was done in accordance with the restrictions and precautions in force as laid down by the Government of Seychelles towards COVID-19 prevention. No personnel embarked or disembarked the ship during her port call," the Navy mentioned.
The ship handed over all supplies and the pods to the Seychelles Government at a ceremony held at Port Victoria which was attended by Indian High Commissioner General (Retd) Dalbir Singh Suhag, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure and Secretary of State for Health, Ambassador Marie Pierre Lloyd.
The Centre started Mission Sagar last month to assist the friendly neighbouring countries with essential supplies amid the pandemic.