Guwahati: India has dispatched the first batch of aid to Turkey with an Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 taking off in the early hours on Tuesday, as part of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria.
The Indian Army has mobilised a Field Hospital to provide medical support to the affected people in the region.
Meanwhile, Agra-based Army Field Hospital dispatched an 89-member medical team to Turkey.
The team comprises critical care specialist teams including Orthopaedic Surgical Team, General Surgical Specialist Team, Medical Specialist Teams apart from other medical teams.
The teams are equipped with X-ray machines, ventilators, Oxygen generation plant, Cardiac monitors and associated equipment to establish a 30-bedded medical facility.
On Monday, a massive earthquake, 7.8 magnitudes on Richter Scale, ripped through Turkey and Syria, followed by a series of earthquakes causing colossal devastation, loss of lives, and damage to infrastructure in both countries. As per sources, over 4000 people lost their lives.